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Can a roundworm infection cause encephalitis?
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine
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In brief: Unlikely
I believe this is unlikely.
I don't believe ascaris lumbricoides can travel into the brain, as it is fecally transmitted, and the parasite and its eggs do not enter the bloodstream.

In brief: Unlikely
I believe this is unlikely.
I don't believe ascaris lumbricoides can travel into the brain, as it is fecally transmitted, and the parasite and its eggs do not enter the bloodstream.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
This answer is totally wrong. Such questions should be answered by ID people!
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Yes!
Angiostrongyloides cantonensis can cause an eosinophilic meningitis or meningoencephalitis.
Gnathostoma larvae, another nematode, can cause an eosinophilic encephalomyelitis. Even in the continental usa, larvae from the raccoon round worm causes a severe encephalitis.

In brief: Yes!
Angiostrongyloides cantonensis can cause an eosinophilic meningitis or meningoencephalitis.
Gnathostoma larvae, another nematode, can cause an eosinophilic encephalomyelitis. Even in the continental usa, larvae from the raccoon round worm causes a severe encephalitis.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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