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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 121–123 | Cite as

Intracerebral myiasis in a child

  • J. M. Pouillaude
  • J. Dupont
  • R. Gilly
  • Cl. Lapras
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Abstract

Larvae of Hypoderma bovis accidentally parisitize man. These larvae can penetrate into the brain by a path which remains unknown, causing an intracerebral haematoma and clinical signs. Computerized tomography shows the haematoma, and carotid angiography shows the absence of a vascular malformation, but these examinations do not allow etiological diagnosis. This is suggested by seroimunological examinations and by the discovery of the larva during the operation. We report findings in a 61/4 year old boy.

key Words

Child Myiasis Brain Intracerebral haematoma 

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References

  1. 1.
    Frumin LL, Katsnelson AB (1939) Interduralnaya kista parazitarnogo proiskhojdeniya (K Klinike miiaza). Zh Ushn Nos Gorl Bolezn 16: 427Google Scholar
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    Semenov PV (1969) Slutchai proniknovenija litchinki hypoderma lineatum de Villers v golovnoj mozg tcheloveka. Med Parazitol (Mosk) 38: 612Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Pouillaude
    • 1
  • J. Dupont
    • 1
  • R. Gilly
    • 2
  • Cl. Lapras
    • 3
  1. 1.Service de Radiologie Pédiatrique STUHôpital Edouard HerriotLyon Cédex 2France
  2. 2.Service de PédiatrieHôpital Sainte-EugénieFrance
  3. 3.Service de NeurochirurgieHôpital NeurologiqueLyonFrance

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