Scientific article
Case report

Myélite due à toxocara canis (larva migrans)

Published inRevue neurologique, vol. 148, no. 1, p. 53-55
Publication date1992

A young woman presented with recurrent myelitis associated with persistent eosinophilia in blood and CSF. Specific serological procedures in blood and CSF led to the diagnosis of visceral larva migrans. The patient recovered after 21 days of treatment with diethylcarbamazine. To our knowledge, this is the second report of myelitis in the course of visceral larva migrans.

  • Adult
  • Diethylcarbamazine / therapeutic use
  • Eosinophilia / cerebrospinal fluid
  • Eosinophilia / etiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Larva Migrans, Visceral / blood
  • Larva Migrans, Visceral / cerebrospinal fluid
  • Larva Migrans, Visceral / complications
  • Larva Migrans, Visceral / drug therapy
  • Myelitis / cerebrospinal fluid
  • Myelitis / drug therapy
  • Myelitis / etiology
  • Serologic Tests
Affiliation Not a UNIGE publication
Citation (ISO format)
SELLAL, F et al. Myélite due à toxocara canis (larva migrans). In: Revue neurologique, 1992, vol. 148, n° 1, p. 53–55.
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