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GJL Kaw, YY Sitoh
Correspondence: Dr G J L Kaw, email@example.com
A 36-year-old Korean man presented with a history of epilepsy. MR imaging of the brain revealed multiple conglomerated round nodules that were hypointense on both T1-and-T2 weighted images. These were located at the left temporal and occipital lobes and had surrounding encephalomalacia. CT scan confirmed the presence of large calcified nodules in the corresponding regions. These imaging findings were typical of chronic cerebral paragonimiasis. The clinical, CT and MR features of cerebral paragonimiasis are reviewed.
Keywords: Brain infection, cerebral paragonimiasis, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography
Singapore Med J 2001; 42(2): 89-91