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Clinical manifestations of Eosinophilic meningitis due to infection with Angiostrongylus cantonensis in children.
Korean J Parasitol. 2013 Dec; 51(6):735-8.KJ

Abstract

Eosinophilic meningitis, caused by the nematode Angiostrongylus cantonensis, is prevalent in northeastern Thailand, most commonly in adults. Data regarding clinical manifestations of this condition in children is limited and may be different those in adults. A chart review was done on 19 eosinophilic meningitis patients aged less than 15 years in Srinagarind Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Thailand. Clinical manifestations and outcomes were reported using descriptive statistics. All patients had presented with severe headache. Most patients were males, had fever, nausea or vomiting, stiffness of the neck, and a history of snail ingestion. Six patients had papilledema or cranial nerve palsies. It was shown that the clinical manifestations of eosinophilic meningitis due to A. cantonensis in children are different from those in adult patients. Fever, nausea, vomiting, hepatomegaly, neck stiffness, and cranial nerve palsies were all more common in children than in adults.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand. ; Researches and Diagnostic Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand.Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand.Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand.Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand.Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand.Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand.Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand.Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand. ; Researches and Diagnostic Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand.Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand. ; Researches and Diagnostic Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24516281

Citation

Sawanyawisuth, Kittisak, et al. "Clinical Manifestations of Eosinophilic Meningitis Due to Infection With Angiostrongylus Cantonensis in Children." The Korean Journal of Parasitology, vol. 51, no. 6, 2013, pp. 735-8.
Sawanyawisuth K, Chindaprasirt J, Senthong V, et al. Clinical manifestations of Eosinophilic meningitis due to infection with Angiostrongylus cantonensis in children. Korean J Parasitol. 2013;51(6):735-8.
Sawanyawisuth, K., Chindaprasirt, J., Senthong, V., Limpawattana, P., Auvichayapat, N., Tassniyom, S., Chotmongkol, V., Maleewong, W., & Intapan, P. M. (2013). Clinical manifestations of Eosinophilic meningitis due to infection with Angiostrongylus cantonensis in children. The Korean Journal of Parasitology, 51(6), 735-8. https://doi.org/10.3347/kjp.2013.51.6.735
Sawanyawisuth K, et al. Clinical Manifestations of Eosinophilic Meningitis Due to Infection With Angiostrongylus Cantonensis in Children. Korean J Parasitol. 2013;51(6):735-8. PubMed PMID: 24516281.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Clinical manifestations of Eosinophilic meningitis due to infection with Angiostrongylus cantonensis in children. AU - Sawanyawisuth,Kittisak, AU - Chindaprasirt,Jarin, AU - Senthong,Vichai, AU - Limpawattana,Panita, AU - Auvichayapat,Narong, AU - Tassniyom,Sompon, AU - Chotmongkol,Verajit, AU - Maleewong,Wanchai, AU - Intapan,Pewpan M, Y1 - 2013/12/31/ PY - 2013/05/30/received PY - 2013/07/28/revised PY - 2013/10/11/accepted PY - 2014/2/12/entrez PY - 2014/2/12/pubmed PY - 2014/8/21/medline KW - Angiostrongylus cantonensis KW - children KW - clinical manifestation KW - eosinophilic meningitis SP - 735 EP - 8 JF - The Korean journal of parasitology JO - Korean J Parasitol VL - 51 IS - 6 N2 - Eosinophilic meningitis, caused by the nematode Angiostrongylus cantonensis, is prevalent in northeastern Thailand, most commonly in adults. Data regarding clinical manifestations of this condition in children is limited and may be different those in adults. A chart review was done on 19 eosinophilic meningitis patients aged less than 15 years in Srinagarind Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Thailand. Clinical manifestations and outcomes were reported using descriptive statistics. All patients had presented with severe headache. Most patients were males, had fever, nausea or vomiting, stiffness of the neck, and a history of snail ingestion. Six patients had papilledema or cranial nerve palsies. It was shown that the clinical manifestations of eosinophilic meningitis due to A. cantonensis in children are different from those in adult patients. Fever, nausea, vomiting, hepatomegaly, neck stiffness, and cranial nerve palsies were all more common in children than in adults. SN - 1738-0006 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24516281/Clinical_manifestations_of_Eosinophilic_meningitis_due_to_infection_with_Angiostrongylus_cantonensis_in_children_ L2 - http://www.parasitol.or.kr/kjp/DOIx.php?id=10.3347/kjp.2013.51.6.735 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -