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Eosinophilic meningitis. An unusual cause of headache.
Aust Fam Physician. 1999 Jul; 28(7):690-1.AF

Abstract

Human parasitic infections are uncommon outside the tropical north but common in animals throughout Australia. The rat lung worm, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, can invade the human brain to cause a chronic meningitis with prolonged headache. This condition can be diagnosed by finding a high eosinophil count in cerebrospinal fluid (CFS), the lumbar puncture also provides symptomatic relief. The outcome is usually benign but death has been reported.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Nambour General Hospital, Queensland.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10431425

Citation

Pinn, T G.. "Eosinophilic Meningitis. an Unusual Cause of Headache." Australian Family Physician, vol. 28, no. 7, 1999, pp. 690-1.
Pinn TG. Eosinophilic meningitis. An unusual cause of headache. Aust Fam Physician. 1999;28(7):690-1.
Pinn, T. G. (1999). Eosinophilic meningitis. An unusual cause of headache. Australian Family Physician, 28(7), 690-1.
Pinn TG. Eosinophilic Meningitis. an Unusual Cause of Headache. Aust Fam Physician. 1999;28(7):690-1. PubMed PMID: 10431425.
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