TITLE

EOSINOPHILIC MENINGITIS DUE TO ANGIOSTRONGYLUS CANTONENSIS

AUTHOR(S)
Panackel, C.; Vishad; Cherian, G.; Vijayakumar, K.; Sharma, R. N.
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Jul2006, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p220
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
22150604

 

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