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Multiple SclerosisSpinalfluid contains Nematodes

Post by inmacdonald » Wed 20 Jan 2016 18:40

Cerebrospinal Nematodiasis
An 80 year old man died with Multiple Sclerosis.
Autopsy study was completed : Brain Histopathology: confirmatory of Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis
Cerebrospinal Fluid: Obtained at Autopsy: multiple Nematode filarial larvae were demonstrated

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Cerebrospinal Parasitosis has a long history in the Parasitology literature.
This is the very first report of Multiple Sclerosis associated with larval nematode worms
in human Cerebrospinal fluid.

Alan B. MacDonald, MD, FCAP
January20, 2015

Ref: Innes, J.R.M et al, "Cerebrospinal nematodiasis; Focal Encephalomyelomalacia of animals caused by Nematodes
(Setarai Digita); A Disease which may Occur in Man", AMA, Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry, 1953: 70(3); 325-349

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