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Fatal autochthonous eosinophilic meningitis in a Jamaican child caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2004 Apr; 70(4):425-8.AJ

Abstract

A fatal case of infection with Angiostrongylus cantonensis is reported in a 14-month-old Jamaican boy. Although infection with Angiostrongylus was not considered initially, sections of multiple worms were observed in the brain and lungs at autopsy and confirmed the infection. This is the first reported fatality due to this infection in the Western Hemisphere, and follows shortly after an outbreak of eosinophilic meningitis among a group of travelers to Jamaica. The source of infection in this case could not be determined.

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Department of Microbiology, The University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica. john.lindo@uwimona.edu.jmNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15100458

Citation

Lindo, J F., et al. "Fatal Autochthonous Eosinophilic Meningitis in a Jamaican Child Caused By Angiostrongylus Cantonensis." The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 70, no. 4, 2004, pp. 425-8.
Lindo JF, Escoffery CT, Reid B, et al. Fatal autochthonous eosinophilic meningitis in a Jamaican child caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2004;70(4):425-8.
Lindo, J. F., Escoffery, C. T., Reid, B., Codrington, G., Cunningham-Myrie, C., & Eberhard, M. L. (2004). Fatal autochthonous eosinophilic meningitis in a Jamaican child caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 70(4), 425-8.
Lindo JF, et al. Fatal Autochthonous Eosinophilic Meningitis in a Jamaican Child Caused By Angiostrongylus Cantonensis. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2004;70(4):425-8. PubMed PMID: 15100458.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Fatal autochthonous eosinophilic meningitis in a Jamaican child caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis. AU - Lindo,J F, AU - Escoffery,C T, AU - Reid,B, AU - Codrington,G, AU - Cunningham-Myrie,C, AU - Eberhard,M L, PY - 2004/4/22/pubmed PY - 2004/6/21/medline PY - 2004/4/22/entrez SP - 425 EP - 8 JF - The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene JO - Am J Trop Med Hyg VL - 70 IS - 4 N2 - A fatal case of infection with Angiostrongylus cantonensis is reported in a 14-month-old Jamaican boy. Although infection with Angiostrongylus was not considered initially, sections of multiple worms were observed in the brain and lungs at autopsy and confirmed the infection. This is the first reported fatality due to this infection in the Western Hemisphere, and follows shortly after an outbreak of eosinophilic meningitis among a group of travelers to Jamaica. The source of infection in this case could not be determined. SN - 0002-9637 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15100458/Fatal_autochthonous_eosinophilic_meningitis_in_a_Jamaican_child_caused_by_Angiostrongylus_cantonensis_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/meningitis.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -