We report a case of exposure to raccoon feces found to be contaminated with baylisascaris procyonis. The exposure was recognized early enough by the family to allow prophylaxis with albendazole. Because of the potential fatal or neurologically catastrophic effects of this disease immediate treatment is indicated. This is started in advance of environmental studies that are done to determine if the feces is indeed contaminated.
Lauffer A, Lutz P, Flesher SL. Baylisascaris procyonis exposure case study. West Virginia Medical Journal. 2016 Nov 1;112(6):32-4.
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