Panackel, C.; Vishad; Cherian, G.; Vijayakumar, K.; Sharma, R. N.
July 2006
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Jul2006, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p220
Academic Journal
Angiostrongylus cantonensis is a nematode parasite that inhabits the pulmonary arteries and heart of rodents. It is one of the causative agents of fatal eosinophilic meningoencephalitis in man. We present five cases of eosinophilic meningitis presumably due to infection with Angiostrongylus cantonensis. All the five patients gave hiistory of ingestion of monitor lizard within ten days of onset of symptoms.


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