Possible Pet-associated Baylisascariasis in Child, Canada
Shariq Haider, Krishna Khairnar, Donald S. Martin, James Yang, Filip Ralevski, Kevin R. Kazacos, and Dylan R. Pillai1
Author affiliations: McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (S. Haider); Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (K. Khairnar, F. Ralevski, D.R. Pillai); IDEXX Reference Laboratories Ltd., Markham, Ontario, Canada (D.S. Martin, J. Yang); Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA (K.R. Kazacos); University of Toronto, Toronto (D.R. Pillai)
Figure. A) Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain of a 14-month-old child with baylisascariasis encephalitis. B) Baylisascarasis procyonis embryonated egg found in wet preparation of raccoon feces; original magnifi cation ×100.
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