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Parasitic disorders.

Abstract:

Parasites infect the central nervous system of children, particularly in resource-poor areas and tropical countries. However, these infections are increasingly seen in the West with the increase in children travelling to these areas and immigrant populations. These conditions are important in the differential diagnosis of common neurological syndromes. Falciparum malaria is a common cause of seizures and coma in endemic areas. Neurocysticercosis is a common cause of acquired epilepsy in some ...

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Journal:
Handbook of clinical neurology
Volume:
112
Pages:
1139-1152
Publication date:
2013
DOI:
ISSN:
0072-9752
URN:
uuid:e27a8ea1-9b9c-4336-8007-dd4af7c77ae8
Source identifiers:
402031
Local pid:
pubs:402031

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