Angiostrongylus cantonensis Meningitis and Myelitis, Texas, USA.Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 06; 23(6):1037-1038.EI
Infection with Angiostrongylus cantonensis roundworms is endemic in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Basin. A. cantonensis meningitis and myelitis occurred in summer 2013 in a child with no history of travel outside of Texas, USA. Angiostrongyliasis is an emerging neurotropic helminthic disease in Texas and warrants increased awareness among healthcare providers.