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An outbreak of meningitis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Kaohsiung.
J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2001 Mar; 34(1):50-6.JM

Abstract

Eight Thai laborers developed meningitis after eating raw snails (Ampullarium canaliculatus) during the period from September 27 to October 6, 1998. The diagnosis of Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection was established in all patients by serologic studies of serum and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). Clinical manifestations included meningitis, radiculitis and cranial nerve palsy. Symptoms included fever, headache, orbital pain, gastrointestinal upset, hyperesthesia, muscle weakness, skin rash and diplopia. Laboratory abnormalities included peripheral eosinophilia, CSF eosinophilia, transient elevation of liver enzymes and creatinine phosphokinase, elevation of IgE. No space occupying lesions were detected by magnetic resonance imaging of the brain. None of the patients developed severe sequelae during the 6-month follow-up except for occasional headache in one patient. This report also provides evidence that third stage larvae were present in the intermediate host, A. canaliculatus, which the laborers had eaten.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11321128

Citation

Tsai, T H., et al. "An Outbreak of Meningitis Caused By Angiostrongylus Cantonensis in Kaohsiung." Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection = Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran Za Zhi, vol. 34, no. 1, 2001, pp. 50-6.
Tsai TH, Liu YC, Wann SR, et al. An outbreak of meningitis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Kaohsiung. J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2001;34(1):50-6.
Tsai, T. H., Liu, Y. C., Wann, S. R., Lin, W. R., Lee, S. J., Lin, H. H., Chen, Y. S., Yen, M. Y., & Yen, C. M. (2001). An outbreak of meningitis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Kaohsiung. Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection = Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran Za Zhi, 34(1), 50-6.
Tsai TH, et al. An Outbreak of Meningitis Caused By Angiostrongylus Cantonensis in Kaohsiung. J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2001;34(1):50-6. PubMed PMID: 11321128.
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TY - JOUR T1 - An outbreak of meningitis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Kaohsiung. AU - Tsai,T H, AU - Liu,Y C, AU - Wann,S R, AU - Lin,W R, AU - Lee,S J, AU - Lin,H H, AU - Chen,Y S, AU - Yen,M Y, AU - Yen,C M, PY - 2001/4/26/pubmed PY - 2001/9/14/medline PY - 2001/4/26/entrez SP - 50 EP - 6 JF - Journal of microbiology, immunology, and infection = Wei mian yu gan ran za zhi JO - J Microbiol Immunol Infect VL - 34 IS - 1 N2 - Eight Thai laborers developed meningitis after eating raw snails (Ampullarium canaliculatus) during the period from September 27 to October 6, 1998. The diagnosis of Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection was established in all patients by serologic studies of serum and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). Clinical manifestations included meningitis, radiculitis and cranial nerve palsy. Symptoms included fever, headache, orbital pain, gastrointestinal upset, hyperesthesia, muscle weakness, skin rash and diplopia. Laboratory abnormalities included peripheral eosinophilia, CSF eosinophilia, transient elevation of liver enzymes and creatinine phosphokinase, elevation of IgE. No space occupying lesions were detected by magnetic resonance imaging of the brain. None of the patients developed severe sequelae during the 6-month follow-up except for occasional headache in one patient. This report also provides evidence that third stage larvae were present in the intermediate host, A. canaliculatus, which the laborers had eaten. SN - 1684-1182 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11321128/An_outbreak_of_meningitis_caused_by_Angiostrongylus_cantonensis_in_Kaohsiung_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/meningitis.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -