Neurocysticercosis Among Resettled Refugees From Burma
Source: Journal of Travel Medicine, Volume 19, Number 2, 1 March 2012 , pp. 118-121(4)
Abstract:Taenia solium is the most common helminthic infection of the central nervous system and a leading cause of epilepsy in developing nations. Little is known about neurocysticercosis in refugees from Southeast Asia which is endemic for T solium. We present two cases in a single household of refugees from Burma.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA 2: Department of Medicine, Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA, USA 3: Division of Infectious Diseases, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA
Publication date: 1 March 2012