Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology / 2009 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 20 |Article ID 304625 | 4 pages | https://doi.org/10.1155/2009/304625

A Child with Raccoon Roundworm Meningoencephalitis: A Pathogen Emerging in your Own Backyard?

Abstract

Raccoon roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis) is a cause of devastating neural and ocular disease. The first documented case of raccoon roundworm encephalitis in Canada, in a seven-year-old boy who presented with severe neurological impairment, is presented. His significant recovery illustrates the importance of clinical suspicion and the benefit of early treatment.

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