Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Dec 7;95(6):1424-1427. Epub 2016 Oct 17.

Cerebral Paragonimiasis Presenting with Sudden Death.

Author information

1
Department of Pathology, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California.
2
Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California.
3
Department of Molecular Pathology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.
4
Department of the Medical Examiner, San Diego County, Medical Examiner's Office, San Diego, California.
5
Department of Pathology, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California. slreed@ucsd.edu.

Abstract

A 58-year-old Korean-born woman with a history of seizures and psychiatric issues was found dead at home. Autopsy was notable for large, calcified nodules that had nearly replaced her right temporal lobe. Histologic examination revealed the presence of Paragonimus eggs. This case demonstrates a rare manifestation of an aberrantly migrated lung fluke that resulted in epilepsy and sudden death years after the initial infection.

PMID:
27928089
PMCID:
PMC5154461
DOI:
10.4269/ajtmh.15-0902
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Ingenta plc Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center