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Volume 8, Number 4—April 2002

Synopsis

Baylisascaris procyonis: An Emerging Helminthic Zoonosis

Frank Sorvillo*Comments to Author , Lawrence R. Ash*, O.G.W. Berlin*†, JoAnne Yatabe†, Chris Degiorgio‡, and Stephen A. Morse§
Author affiliations: *University of California Los Angeles School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California; †Specialty Labs, Santa Monica, California, USA; ‡University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA; §Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta Georgia, USA;

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Figure 1

Biopsy-proven Baylisascaris procyonis encephalitis in a 13-month-old boy. Axial T2-weighted magnetic resonance images obtained 12 days after symptom onset show abnormal high signal throughout most of the central white matter (arrows) compared with the dark signal expected at this age (broken arrows).

Figure 1. Biopsy-proven Baylisascaris procyonis encephalitis in a 13-month-old boy. Axial T2-weighted magnetic resonance images obtained 12 days after symptom onset show abnormal high signal throughout most of the central white matter (arrows) compared with the dark signal expected at this age (broken arrows).

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