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Clinical manifestations and outcome of patients with severe eosinophilic meningoencephalitis presumably caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis.

Abstract

The clinical manifestations and outcome of patients with severe eosinophilic meningoencephalitis has never been reported. We reported 11 comatose patients with eosinophilic meningoencephalitis. Most of them presented with subacute to chronic headache and fever, followed by acute coma. Cerebrospinal fluid abnormalities were similar to alert patients with eosinophilic meningitis. None of them had received antihelmintic drug and seven patients were treated with corticosteroids. Ten patients died and one patient is still in a coma. Corticosteroids seem to be ineffective in severe eosinophilic meningitis.

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Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Thailand.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12236418

Citation

Chotmongkol, Verajit, and Kittisak Sawanyawisuth. "Clinical Manifestations and Outcome of Patients With Severe Eosinophilic Meningoencephalitis Presumably Caused By Angiostrongylus Cantonensis." The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, vol. 33, no. 2, 2002, pp. 231-4.
Chotmongkol V, Sawanyawisuth K. Clinical manifestations and outcome of patients with severe eosinophilic meningoencephalitis presumably caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2002;33(2):231-4.
Chotmongkol, V., & Sawanyawisuth, K. (2002). Clinical manifestations and outcome of patients with severe eosinophilic meningoencephalitis presumably caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis. The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 33(2), 231-4.
Chotmongkol V, Sawanyawisuth K. Clinical Manifestations and Outcome of Patients With Severe Eosinophilic Meningoencephalitis Presumably Caused By Angiostrongylus Cantonensis. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2002;33(2):231-4. PubMed PMID: 12236418.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Clinical manifestations and outcome of patients with severe eosinophilic meningoencephalitis presumably caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis. AU - Chotmongkol,Verajit, AU - Sawanyawisuth,Kittisak, PY - 2002/9/19/pubmed PY - 2003/1/28/medline PY - 2002/9/19/entrez SP - 231 EP - 4 JF - The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health JO - Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health VL - 33 IS - 2 N2 - The clinical manifestations and outcome of patients with severe eosinophilic meningoencephalitis has never been reported. We reported 11 comatose patients with eosinophilic meningoencephalitis. Most of them presented with subacute to chronic headache and fever, followed by acute coma. Cerebrospinal fluid abnormalities were similar to alert patients with eosinophilic meningitis. None of them had received antihelmintic drug and seven patients were treated with corticosteroids. Ten patients died and one patient is still in a coma. Corticosteroids seem to be ineffective in severe eosinophilic meningitis. SN - 0125-1562 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12236418/Clinical_manifestations_and_outcome_of_patients_with_severe_eosinophilic_meningoencephalitis_presumably_caused_by_Angiostrongylus_cantonensis_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/eosinophilicdisorders.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -