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Deadly Parasites


Recognize Baylisascaris parasite.
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Baylisascaris Procyonis Characteristics Geographic Distribution. Life Cycle Epidemiology Baylisascariasis in Humans Baylisascariasis in Animals Clinical Case ReportPrevention and Control Conclusion

Baylisascaris Procyonis Characteristics

Adult Baylisascaris: *Female is larger 20 to 22 cm long. *Male 9 to 11 cm long.

Baylisascaris eggs: *63 to88m . Adult female Baylisascaris *115.000 to 179.000 eggs of worm for day (eggs of Baylisascaris).



Adult Baylisascaris procyonis.

Baylisascaris Procyonis egg. Baylisascaris Procyonis.

Geographic Distribution

Baylisascaris is native of North America, however it can be found from Canada to Panama. Also found in raccoons of Europe and Asia.


Eggs only become ineffective when: *High temperatures *Dry air

Eggs can survive in the feces and soil.

Epidemiology in Raccoons

Raccoons are native of North America.In North America an 80% of raccoons are infected.

The raccoons are inmune to the Baylisascaris.

Epidemiology in Humans

First confirmed case was in 1975 in Pennsylvania.

Two factors for risk of severe infection: Contact with infected raccoons, their feces or a contaminated environment. Geophagia (ingestion of soil).

Clinical Case Report

A boy of11-month-old.

Except for minor irritability, there were no findings on examination.

The patient was discharged with a diagnosis of a viral syndrome.

Serology Diagnostic

Serum andCerebrospinal Fluid samples were tested for antibodies against Baylisascaris by indirect immunofluorescence using cryostat-sectioned thirdstage larvae as antigen.

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