Journal of Neurology

, Volume 260, Issue 5, pp 1423–1425 | Cite as

High-dose praziquantel therapy for cerebral sparganosis

  • Roman R. Gonzenbach
  • Yoon Kong
  • Bernhard Beck
  • Alfred Buck
  • Michael Weller
  • Alexander Semmler
Letter to the Editors

Dear Sirs,

A 39-year-old Bangladeshi man was admitted to our hospital with a first generalized epileptic seizure. Brain MRI showed multiple ring-enhancing lesions with perifocal edema (Fig. 1a and g, February 2008). CSF analysis showed 8 cells/μl and normal protein, glucose and lactate levels. Serum and CSF serological tests were negative for a broad range of parasites, fungi and bacteria.


Epileptic Seizure Albendazole Praziquantel High Carbohydrate Diet Perifocal Edema 
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Conflicts of interest

On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author declares no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roman R. Gonzenbach
    • 1
  • Yoon Kong
    • 2
  • Bernhard Beck
    • 3
  • Alfred Buck
    • 4
  • Michael Weller
    • 1
  • Alexander Semmler
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyUniversity Hospital ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Molecular Parasitology, School of MedicineSungkyunkwan UniversitySeoulKorea
  3. 3.Department of InfectiologyUniversity Hospital, ZurichZürichSwitzerland
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyUniversity Hospital, ZurichZürichSwitzerland

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