MCID: BYL003
MIFTS: 9

Baylisascaris Infection

Categories: Neuronal diseases, Rare diseases

Aliases & Classifications for Baylisascaris Infection

MalaCards integrated aliases for Baylisascaris Infection:

Name: Baylisascaris Infection 53 3

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Summaries for Baylisascaris Infection

NIH Rare Diseases : 53 Baylisascaris roundworms are intestinal parasites found in many different animals. Baylisascaris infection in humans is uncommon but can be severe. While Baylisascaris can infect different types of animals, Baylisascaris procyonis, carried by raccoons, is thought to pose the greatest risk to humans because raccoons often live in close proximity to humans. Humans can acquire the parasite by ingesting the eggs of infected raccoons. Young children are at greatest risk for Baylisascaris infection because they are more likely to put contaminated soil in their mouths. Though rare, human infections can be severe if the parasite invades the eye (ocular larva migrans), organs (visceral larva migrans), or the brain (neural larva migrans). Symptoms of a Baylisascaris infection may include nausea, fatigue, an enlarged liver, loss of coordination, lack of muscle control, blindness, and coma. Baylisascaris infections cannot be spread from one person to another. No drug has been found to be completely effective against Baylisascaris infections in humans though albendazole has been used in some cases.

MalaCards based summary : Baylisascaris Infection is related to meningoencephalitis. Affiliated tissues include brain, eye and liver.

CDC : 3 aylisascaris infection is caused by a roundworm found in raccoons. This roundworm can infect people as well as a variety of other animals, including dogs. Human infections are rare, but can be severe if the parasites invade the eye (ocular larva migrans), organs (visceral larva migrans) or the brain (neural larva migrans).

Related Diseases for Baylisascaris Infection

Diseases related to Baylisascaris Infection via text searches within MalaCards or GeneCards Suite gene sharing:

# Related Disease Score Top Affiliating Genes
1 meningoencephalitis 10.0

Symptoms & Phenotypes for Baylisascaris Infection

Drugs & Therapeutics for Baylisascaris Infection

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Anatomical Context for Baylisascaris Infection

MalaCards organs/tissues related to Baylisascaris Infection:

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Brain, Eye, Liver

Publications for Baylisascaris Infection

Articles related to Baylisascaris Infection:

# Title Authors PMID Year
1
Good outcome with early empiric treatment of neural larva migrans due to Baylisascaris procyonis. 38
22311989 2012
2
Visceral and neural larva migrans in rhesus macaques. 38
18702454 2008
3
Diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis. Morphometric, serologic, and epidemiologic support for Baylisascaris as a causative agent. 38
8233397 1993
4
Encephalomyelitis in a dog caused by Baylisascaris infection. 38
3344574 1988
5
Case 4. The first fatal Baylisascaris infection in humans: an infant with eosinophilic meningoencephalitis. 38
6542658 1984

Variations for Baylisascaris Infection

Expression for Baylisascaris Infection

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Pathways for Baylisascaris Infection

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Sources for Baylisascaris Infection

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