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Neuroinvasions caused by parasites

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Parasitic diseases of the central nervous system are associated with high mortality and morbidity. Many human parasites, such as Toxoplasma gondii, Entamoeba histolytica, Trypanosoma cruzi, Taenia solium, Echinococcus spp., Toxocara canis, T. cati, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, Trichinella spp., during invasion might involve the CNS. Some parasitic infections of the brain are lethal if left untreated (e.g., cerebral malaria – Plasmodium falciparum, primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) – Naegleria fowleri, baylisascariosis – Baylisascaris procyonis, African sleeping sickness – African trypanosomes). These diseases have diverse vectors or intermediate hosts, modes of transmission and endemic regions or geographic distributions. The neurological, cognitive, and mental health problems caused by above parasites are noted mostly in low-income countries; however, sporadic cases also occur in non-endemic areas because of an increase in international travel and immunosuppression caused by therapy or HIV infection. The presence of parasites in the CNS may cause a variety of nerve symptoms, depending on the location and extent of the injury; the most common subjective symptoms include headache, dizziness, and root pain while objective symptoms are epileptic seizures, increased intracranial pressure, sensory disturbances, meningeal syndrome, cerebellar ataxia, and core syndromes. Many early symptoms of CNS invasion are often nonspecific therefore a diagnosis can be difficult. This article presents the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of selected parasitic neuroinfections.
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p.243-253,ref.
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  • Department of Diagnostics and Treatment of Parasitic Diseases and Mycoses, Medical University of Lodz, Pomorska 251(C5), 92-213 Lodz, Poland
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  • Department of Biomedicine and Genetics, Medical University of Lodz, Pomorska 251(C5), 92-213 Lodz, Poland
  • Department of Diagnostics and Treatment of Parasitic Diseases and Mycoses, Medical University of Lodz, Pomorska 251(C5), 92-213 Lodz, Poland
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