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Cerebral Paragonimiasis Presenting with Sudden Death.

  • Author(s): Amaro, Deirdre E
  • Cowell, Annie
  • Tuohy, Marion J
  • Procop, Gary W
  • Morhaime, Jacquelyn
  • Reed, Sharon L
  • et al.
Abstract

A 58-year-old Korean-born woman with a history of seizures and psychiatric issues was found dead at home. Autopsy was notable for large, calcified nodules that had nearly replaced her right temporal lobe. Histologic examination revealed the presence of Paragonimus eggs. This case demonstrates a rare manifestation of an aberrantly migrated lung fluke that resulted in epilepsy and sudden death years after the initial infection.

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