Human Neural Larva Migrans Caused by Ophidascaris robertsi Ascarid
Emerging Infectious Diseases, September 2023
Mehrab E Hossain, Karina J. Kennedy, Heather L. Wilson, David Spratt, Anson Koehler, Robin B. Gasser, Jan Šlapeta, Carolyn A. Hawkins, Hari Priya Bandi, Sanjaya N. Senanayake
We describe a case in Australia of human neural larva migrans caused by the ascarid Ophidascaris robertsi, for which Australian carpet pythons are definitive hosts. We made the diagnosis after a live nematode was removed from the brain of a 64-year-old woman who was immunosuppressed for a hypereosinophilic syndrome diagnosed 12 months earlier.
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