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Eosinophilic meningitis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Switzerland.
Infection. 2004 Apr; 32(2):116-8.I

Abstract

Eosinophilic meningitis is a well-known disease in areas where the rat lung worm Angiostrongylus cantonensis is endemic, i.e. in Southeast Asia and in the Caribbean. We report a case of eosinophilic meningitis due to infection with Angiostrongylus cantonensis in a traveler returning from Cuba. The diagnosis was based upon symptoms of chronic meningitis associated with hyperesthesia and presence of eosinophilia in the cerebrospinal fluid. With increasing mobility rare infections like eosinophilic meningitis due to A. cantonensis may be encountered in the western hemisphere. A Giemsa stain of the cerebrospinal fluid is crucial for a prompt diagnosis that is confirmed by detection of specific antibodies.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Medicine, University Hospital, CH-4101, Bruderholz, Switzerland.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15057577

Citation

Bärtschi, E, et al. "Eosinophilic Meningitis Due to Angiostrongylus Cantonensis in Switzerland." Infection, vol. 32, no. 2, 2004, pp. 116-8.
Bärtschi E, Bordmann G, Blum J, et al. Eosinophilic meningitis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Switzerland. Infection. 2004;32(2):116-8.
Bärtschi, E., Bordmann, G., Blum, J., & Rothen, M. (2004). Eosinophilic meningitis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Switzerland. Infection, 32(2), 116-8.
Bärtschi E, et al. Eosinophilic Meningitis Due to Angiostrongylus Cantonensis in Switzerland. Infection. 2004;32(2):116-8. PubMed PMID: 15057577.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Eosinophilic meningitis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Switzerland. AU - Bärtschi,E, AU - Bordmann,G, AU - Blum,J, AU - Rothen,M, PY - 2003/02/24/received PY - 2003/07/11/accepted PY - 2004/4/2/pubmed PY - 2004/6/21/medline PY - 2004/4/2/entrez SP - 116 EP - 8 JF - Infection JO - Infection VL - 32 IS - 2 N2 - Eosinophilic meningitis is a well-known disease in areas where the rat lung worm Angiostrongylus cantonensis is endemic, i.e. in Southeast Asia and in the Caribbean. We report a case of eosinophilic meningitis due to infection with Angiostrongylus cantonensis in a traveler returning from Cuba. The diagnosis was based upon symptoms of chronic meningitis associated with hyperesthesia and presence of eosinophilia in the cerebrospinal fluid. With increasing mobility rare infections like eosinophilic meningitis due to A. cantonensis may be encountered in the western hemisphere. A Giemsa stain of the cerebrospinal fluid is crucial for a prompt diagnosis that is confirmed by detection of specific antibodies. SN - 0300-8126 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15057577/Eosinophilic_meningitis_due_to_Angiostrongylus_cantonensis_in_Switzerland_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1007/s15010-004-3028-x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -