Journal Article

Detection of an Aberrant Motile Larval Form in the Brain of a Patient with Neurocysticercosis

M. E. Hellard, A. C. Street, P. D. R. Johnson, E. A. Popovic and G. V. Brown

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 27, issue 2, pages 391-393
Published in print August 1998 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online August 1998 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/514665
Detection of an Aberrant Motile Larval Form in the Brain of a Patient with Neurocysticercosis

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Immunology
  • Public Health and Epidemiology
  • Microbiology

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

Neurocysticercosis is the most common parasitic infection of the central nervous system in humans. The adult pork tape worm, Taenia solium, resides in the lumen of the intestine, and the only structural element of an adult worm usually found within a tissue cyst in the brain or in muscle is a single invaginated scolex. We report a highly unusual, and perhaps unique, occurrence of neurocysticercosis in which an aberrant worm-like larval form, 12.5 cm in length, was found within a cyst in brain parenchyma.

Journal Article.  0 words. 

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.