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J Korean Neurol Assoc. 1993 Dec;11(4):575-579. Korean. Case Report.
Kim GH , Hwang SC , Koo BS , Choi MS , Park KH , Kim SW .
Department of Neurology, Maryknoll Hospital, Korea.
Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, Pusan National University, Korea.
Abstract

Sparganosis of the central nervous system is an uncommon parasitic zoonosis caused by the migrating larva of the genus Spirometra mansonoides. The patient, a 53-year-old woman, complained of focal involuntary movement involving the right face and headache. Three months after first admission, paraparesis developed. Serial MRI revealed cerebral and spinal lesions and micro-ELISA test disclosed positive reaction to sparganus antigen.

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