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Distribution of eosinophilic meningitis cases attributable to Angiostrongylus cantonensis, Hawaii.
Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Nov; 13(11):1675-80.EI

Abstract

During November 2004-January 2005, 5 cases of eosinophilic meningitis (EM) attributable to Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection were reported in Hawaii. To determine if this temporal clustering reflected an increased incidence, we ascertained EM and A. cantonensis cases by systematic review of statewide laboratory and medical records for January 2001-February 2005 and generalized the data to population estimates. We identified 83 EM cases; 24 (29%) were attributed to A. cantonensis infection, which was included in the discharge diagnoses for only 2 cases. Comparison of A. cantonensis infection incidence rates (per 100,000 person-years) for the baseline (January 2001-October 2004) and cluster (November 2004-February 2005) periods showed statistically significant increases for the state as a whole (0.3 vs. 2.1), the Big Island of Hawaii (1.1 vs. 7.4), and Maui County (0.4 vs. 4.3). These findings underscore the need to consider the diagnosis of A. cantonensis infection, especially in the state of Hawaii.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. natasha_hochberg@post.harvard.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18217550

Citation

Hochberg, Natasha S., et al. "Distribution of Eosinophilic Meningitis Cases Attributable to Angiostrongylus Cantonensis, Hawaii." Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 13, no. 11, 2007, pp. 1675-80.
Hochberg NS, Park SY, Blackburn BG, et al. Distribution of eosinophilic meningitis cases attributable to Angiostrongylus cantonensis, Hawaii. Emerg Infect Dis. 2007;13(11):1675-80.
Hochberg, N. S., Park, S. Y., Blackburn, B. G., Sejvar, J. J., Gaynor, K., Chung, H., Leniek, K., Herwaldt, B. L., & Effler, P. V. (2007). Distribution of eosinophilic meningitis cases attributable to Angiostrongylus cantonensis, Hawaii. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 13(11), 1675-80. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1311.070367
Hochberg NS, et al. Distribution of Eosinophilic Meningitis Cases Attributable to Angiostrongylus Cantonensis, Hawaii. Emerg Infect Dis. 2007;13(11):1675-80. PubMed PMID: 18217550.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Distribution of eosinophilic meningitis cases attributable to Angiostrongylus cantonensis, Hawaii. AU - Hochberg,Natasha S, AU - Park,Sarah Y, AU - Blackburn,Brian G, AU - Sejvar,James J, AU - Gaynor,Kate, AU - Chung,Heath, AU - Leniek,Karyn, AU - Herwaldt,Barbara L, AU - Effler,Paul V, PY - 2008/1/26/pubmed PY - 2008/3/26/medline PY - 2008/1/26/entrez SP - 1675 EP - 80 JF - Emerging infectious diseases JO - Emerg Infect Dis VL - 13 IS - 11 N2 - During November 2004-January 2005, 5 cases of eosinophilic meningitis (EM) attributable to Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection were reported in Hawaii. To determine if this temporal clustering reflected an increased incidence, we ascertained EM and A. cantonensis cases by systematic review of statewide laboratory and medical records for January 2001-February 2005 and generalized the data to population estimates. We identified 83 EM cases; 24 (29%) were attributed to A. cantonensis infection, which was included in the discharge diagnoses for only 2 cases. Comparison of A. cantonensis infection incidence rates (per 100,000 person-years) for the baseline (January 2001-October 2004) and cluster (November 2004-February 2005) periods showed statistically significant increases for the state as a whole (0.3 vs. 2.1), the Big Island of Hawaii (1.1 vs. 7.4), and Maui County (0.4 vs. 4.3). These findings underscore the need to consider the diagnosis of A. cantonensis infection, especially in the state of Hawaii. SN - 1080-6040 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18217550/Distribution_of_eosinophilic_meningitis_cases_attributable_to_Angiostrongylus_cantonensis_Hawaii_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -