In the second segment of this three-part review of parasitic infections of the central nervous system in children, we consider parasitic infections which typically involve various tissues and organs in addition to the brain and spinal cord. Parasites capable of dissemination in immunocompetent hosts are discussed first, and, as in Part I, organisms are grouped according to their predominant geographic location. This is followed by a discussion of the unique aspects of toxoplasmosis, strongyloidiasis and infection with microsporidia in immunocompromised patients, with an emphasis on the central nervous system. (J Child Neurol 1995;10:77-87).
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Clinical Neurology