Radiologic-pathologic findings in raccoon roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis) encephalitis

Howard A. Rowley, Rosalie M. Uht, Kevin R. Kazacos, Judy Sakanari, Wendy V. Wheaton, A. James Barkovich, Andrew W. Bollen

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Abstract

A 13-month-old boy developed eosinophilic meningoencephalitis, retinitis, and a protracted encephalopathy with severe residual deficits. The initial MR examination revealed diffuse periventricular white matter disease, and follow-up images showed atrophy. Brain biopsy, serology, and epidemiologic studies lead to the diagnosis of Baylisascaris procyonis infection, a parasitic disease contracted through exposure to soil contaminated by the eggs of a common raccoon intestinal roundworm. The pathologic, epidemiologic, and imaging features of this disease are herein reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-420
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume21
Issue number2
StatePublished - 29 Feb 2000

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Rowley, H. A., Uht, R. M., Kazacos, K. R., Sakanari, J., Wheaton, W. V., Barkovich, A. J., & Bollen, A. W. (2000). Radiologic-pathologic findings in raccoon roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis) encephalitis. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 21(2), 415-420.
Rowley, Howard A. ; Uht, Rosalie M. ; Kazacos, Kevin R. ; Sakanari, Judy ; Wheaton, Wendy V. ; Barkovich, A. James ; Bollen, Andrew W. / Radiologic-pathologic findings in raccoon roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis) encephalitis. In: American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2000 ; Vol. 21, No. 2. pp. 415-420.
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Rowley, HA, Uht, RM, Kazacos, KR, Sakanari, J, Wheaton, WV, Barkovich, AJ & Bollen, AW 2000, 'Radiologic-pathologic findings in raccoon roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis) encephalitis', American Journal of Neuroradiology, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 415-420.

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In: American Journal of Neuroradiology, Vol. 21, No. 2, 29.02.2000, p. 415-420.

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Rowley HA, Uht RM, Kazacos KR, Sakanari J, Wheaton WV, Barkovich AJ et al. Radiologic-pathologic findings in raccoon roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis) encephalitis. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2000 Feb 29;21(2):415-420.