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Int J Med Sci 2011; 8(6):510-513. doi:10.7150/ijms.8.510

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A Case Report on Eosinophilic Meningitis Caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis

Jingyao Liu, Jiguo Gao, Chunkui Zhou

Department of Neurology, Jilin University First Hospital, Changchun 130031, China.

Abstract

Angiostrongylus cantonensis is the most common cause of eosinophilic meningitis in humans. It is usually caused by ingestion of raw or inadequately cooked intermediate hosts or food contaminated with infective third-stage larvae. We describe a case of eosinophilic meningitis caused by A. cantonensis in a male Chinese patient. The patient had a history of eating raw fish and snail. We describe the clinical features of the patient, the diagnostic process and treatments. We also provide a brief update for physicians on the characteristics, diagnosis and treatment of eosinophilic meningitis caused by A. cantonensis, with particular emphasis on the update of prevalence and treatment of the disease in China.

Keywords: eosinophilic meningitis, angiostrongyliasis, diagnosis, China

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How to cite this article:
Liu J, Gao J, Zhou C. A Case Report on Eosinophilic Meningitis Caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis. Int J Med Sci 2011; 8(6):510-513. doi:10.7150/ijms.8.510. Available from http://www.medsci.org/v08p0510.htm