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Eosinophilic meningitis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis in a Belgian traveller.
Travel Med Infect Dis. 2008 Jan-Mar; 6(1-2):41-4.TM

Abstract

Eosinophilic meningitis is a rare clinical entity. The most frequent cause in travellers to the tropics is infection with the rat lungworm Angiostrongylus cantonensis. In this report, we describe a case of eosinophilic meningitis due to infection with this nematode in a traveller who presented with slight headache, diarrhoea, general malaise and thoracic radicular pain after a trip through Latin America and the Fiji Islands. She responded less than optimally to repeated steroid and albendazole treatments, but finally recovered completely.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Kronenburgstraat 43/3, B-2000 Antwerp, Belgium.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18342273

Citation

Ali, A B., et al. "Eosinophilic Meningitis Due to Angiostrongylus Cantonensis in a Belgian Traveller." Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, vol. 6, no. 1-2, 2008, pp. 41-4.
Ali AB, Van den Enden E, Van Gompel A, et al. Eosinophilic meningitis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis in a Belgian traveller. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2008;6(1-2):41-4.
Ali, A. B., Van den Enden, E., Van Gompel, A., & Van Esbroeck, M. (2008). Eosinophilic meningitis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis in a Belgian traveller. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 6(1-2), 41-4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmaid.2007.09.001
Ali AB, et al. Eosinophilic Meningitis Due to Angiostrongylus Cantonensis in a Belgian Traveller. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2008 Jan-Mar;6(1-2):41-4. PubMed PMID: 18342273.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Eosinophilic meningitis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis in a Belgian traveller. AU - Ali,A B, AU - Van den Enden,Erwin, AU - Van Gompel,Alfons, AU - Van Esbroeck,Marjan, Y1 - 2007/10/17/ PY - 2007/04/29/received PY - 2007/08/29/revised PY - 2007/09/05/accepted PY - 2008/3/18/pubmed PY - 2008/7/1/medline PY - 2008/3/18/entrez SP - 41 EP - 4 JF - Travel medicine and infectious disease JO - Travel Med Infect Dis VL - 6 IS - 1-2 N2 - Eosinophilic meningitis is a rare clinical entity. The most frequent cause in travellers to the tropics is infection with the rat lungworm Angiostrongylus cantonensis. In this report, we describe a case of eosinophilic meningitis due to infection with this nematode in a traveller who presented with slight headache, diarrhoea, general malaise and thoracic radicular pain after a trip through Latin America and the Fiji Islands. She responded less than optimally to repeated steroid and albendazole treatments, but finally recovered completely. SN - 1477-8939 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18342273/Eosinophilic_meningitis_due_to_Angiostrongylus_cantonensis_in_a_Belgian_traveller_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1477-8939(07)00087-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -