Show Summary Details
Page of

Parasitic Infections of the Central Nervous System 

Parasitic Infections of the Central Nervous System
Parasitic Infections of the Central Nervous System

Shamir Haji

and Allen J. Aksamit Jr

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 29 July 2021

Parasitic infections make up a small but important subset of central nervous system (CNS) infections. Although necessary to be considered in the comprehensive differential diagnosis for patients presenting with suspected neurologic infections, these conditions are particularly important etiologies in patients where parasitic infections are endemic and for immunocompromised patients. Among the most common parasitic infections of the CNS are neurocysticercosis, echinococcosis (hydatid cyst), toxoplasmosis, amebic meningoencephalitis, and cerebral malaria. They are covered in this chapter in more detail.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.