Of the large number of parasites that may infect humans, some have a characteristic predilection for involvement of the nervous system, whereas other infections are only rarely associated with neurological manifestations. This article will not exhaustively list all parasites reported to have possible neurological effects, but instead will discuss those infections that are most likely to present with symptoms related to the nervous system. Specific infections covered include malaria, toxoplasmosis, amoebic encephalitis, microsporidiosis, African and American trypanosomiasis, angiostrongyliasis, gnathostomiasis, strongyloidiasis, trichinellosis, visceral larva migrans, schistosomiasis, paragonimiasis, fascioliasis, cysticercosis, and echinococcosis.
|Title of host publication||The Curated Reference Collection in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology|
|Editors||George Adelman, Barry H Smith|
|Place of Publication||Philadelphia, USA|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2016|
- Eosinophilic meningitis
- Larva migrans