Eosinophilic meningitis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis in a returned traveler: Case report and review of the literature

Citation
V. Lo Re et Sj. Gluckman, Eosinophilic meningitis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis in a returned traveler: Case report and review of the literature, CLIN INF D, 33(9), 2001, pp. E112-E115
Citations number
25
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Clinical Immunolgy & Infectious Disease",Immunology
Journal title
CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES
ISSN journal
1058-4838 → ACNP
Volume
33
Issue
9
Year of publication
2001
Pages
E112 - E115
Database
ISI
SICI code
1058-4838(20011101)33:9<E112:EMDTAC>2.0.ZU;2-R
Abstract
Angiostrongylus cantonensis, the rat lungworm, is the principal cause of eo sinophilic meningitis worldwide, and the increase in world travel and shipb orne dispersal of infected rat vectors has extended this parasite to region s outside of its traditional geographic boundaries. We report a case of eos inophilic meningitis due to A. cantonensis in a patient who recently return ed from a trip in the Pacific.