Baylisascaris procyonis Roundworm Infection in Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Washington, USA, 2022
Beth A. Lipton1
, Hanna N. Oltean1
, Roger B. Capron, Arran Hamlet, Susan P. Montgomery, Rebecca J. Chancey, Victoria J.L. Konold, and Katherine E. Steffl
Author affiliations: Washington State Department of Health, Shoreline, Washington, USA (B.A. Lipton, H.N. Oltean, A. Hamlet); Skagit County Health Department, Mount Vernon, Washington, USA (R.B. Capron); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (A. Hamlet, S.P. Montgomery, R.J. Chancey); Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, Washington, USA (V.J.L. Konold, K.E. Steffl)
Figure 1. Magnetic resonance imaging of brain of child with autism spectrum disorder infected with Baylisascaris procyonis roundworms, Washington, USA, 2022. Axial section of the brain shows patchy white matter disease with limited gray matter involvement. Red arrows indicate diseased regions.
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