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August 1966

Cerebral Paragonimiasis: A Case Report

Author Affiliations

From the Neurosurgery Service, Letterman General Hospital, San Francisco.

Arch Neurol. 1966;15(2):185-188. doi:10.1001/archneur.1966.00470140075010

CEREBRAL infestation by Paragonimus westermani, the lung fluke, is well known in the Orient. The disease is rarely CEREBRAL countered by Western physicians. The following case is presented in the hope that it will be of interest as an example of a parasitic malady which, on occasion, warrants the attention of the neurologist and

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