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What are symptoms of paragonimiasis affecting the brain?

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In less than 1% of people with paragonimiasis, the worms infect the brain. Symptoms can include:

  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Double vision
  • Seizures

From: Paragonimiasis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC. "Parasites -- Paragonimiasis (also known as Paragonimus Infection)."

Procop, G. 2009. Clinical Microbiology Reviews,

Fried, B. , 2010. Parasitology Research

Harinasuta, T. , 1993. Infectious Disease Clinics of North America

Yang, S. 1959. Diseases of the Chest,

Johnson, R. 1985. Reviews of Infectious Diseases,

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 02, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC. "Parasites -- Paragonimiasis (also known as Paragonimus Infection)."

Procop, G. 2009. Clinical Microbiology Reviews,

Fried, B. , 2010. Parasitology Research

Harinasuta, T. , 1993. Infectious Disease Clinics of North America

Yang, S. 1959. Diseases of the Chest,

Johnson, R. 1985. Reviews of Infectious Diseases,

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 02, 2019

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