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Volume 17, Number 7—July 2011

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Neurognathostomiasis, a Neglected Parasitosis of the Central Nervous System

Juri Katchanov, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth, Verajit Chotmongkol, and Yukifumi NawaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand (J. Katchanov, Y. Nawa); Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand (K. Sawanyawisuth, V. Chotmongkol)

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Table 2

Neuroradiologic features of neurognathostomiasis*

Site
Procedure
Findings
Brain CT Parenchymal (single or multiple), subdural or subarachnoid hyperdensities corresponding to intracranial hemorrhage

MRI
Multiple (worm-like) T2-weighted hyperintensities or hypointensities in both hemispheres and the cerebellum of >3 mm diameter (hemorrhagic tracks) with or without gadolinium enhancement
Spinal cord MRI Dilatation/swelling of the spinal cord with multisegmental T2-weighted hyperintensities, frequent gadolinium enhancement (slight to moderate) on T1 postcontrast images

*CT, computed tomography; MRI, magnetic resonance imaging.

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