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Volume 18, Number 2—February 2012

Letter

Baylisascaris procyonis Infection in Elderly Person, British Columbia, Canada

Tawny Hung, Ronald C. Neafie, and Ian R.A. MackenzieComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (T. Hung, I.R.A. Mackenzie); Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC, USA (R.C. Neafie)

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Baylisascaris procyonis infection in the frontal cerebral lobe white matter. A) Larval nematode seen in multiple transverse sections, surrounded by mild chronic inflammation and reactive changes. Hematoxylin and eosin stain; original magnification ×10. B) Morphologic features of the larvae included maximum diameter of 65 μm; thin, striated cuticle (Cu); single paired lateral alae (Al); and paired excretory columns (EC) that were smaller in diameter than the central intestine (In). Hematoxylin an

FigureBaylisascaris procyonis infection in the frontal cerebral lobe white matter. A) Larval nematode seen in multiple transverse sections, surrounded by mild chronic inflammation and reactive changes. Hematoxylin and eosin stain; original magnification ×10. B) Morphologic features of the larvae included maximum diameter of 65 μm; thin, striated cuticle (Cu); single paired lateral alae (Al); and paired excretory columns (EC) that were smaller in diameter than the central intestine (In). Hematoxylin and eosin stain; original magnification ×40.

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