BioScience Trends. 2010;4(3):145-147.

Cerebral sparganosis: A case report.

Ou Q, Li SJ, Cheng XJ


Sparganosis is a rare parasitic infection in humans caused by a larval cestode of the genus Spirometra. Spargana invade muscle, subcutaneous tissue, the eye, urogenital, and abdominal viscera, but the central nervous system (CNS) is not a frequent site of invasion. Here, we describe an 18-year-old patient with cerebral sparganosis and review data from other cases reported in the medical literature.

KEYWORDS: Spirometra, cerebral sparganosis, albendazole

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