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First cases of Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection reported in Martinique, 2002-2017.
Parasite. 2020; 27:31.P

Abstract

Neuroangiostrongyliasis is a parasitic disease caused by the accidental ingestion of the nematode Angiostrongylus cantonensis in its larval form. Human infection can lead to eosinophilic meningitis, sometimes complicated by life-threatening radiculomyelitis or encephalitis. Although some cases have been reported from other Caribbean Islands, no cases have been diagnosed in Martinique so far. Here, we report the first eight laboratory-confirmed cases of neuroangiostrongyliasis on the island of Martinique, French West Indies, between 1 January 2002 and 31 December 2017. One case was fatal and five resulted in neurological sequelae. The medical community should consider the risk of A. cantonensis infection in patients living in or returning from Martinique.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Laboratoire de Parasitologie-Mycologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Grenoble Alpes, CS 10217, 38043 Grenoble Cedex 9, France - Institute for Advanced Biosciences (IAB), INSERM U1209 - CNRS UMR5309, Université Grenoble Alpes, 38700 La Tronche, France.Laboratoire de Parasitologie-Mycologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Martinique, Fort-de-France, 97200 Martinique, France.Service des Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Martinique, Fort-de-France, 97200 Martinique, France.Service des Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Centre Hospitalier Andrée Rosemon, Cayenne, 97300 Guyane, France.Laboratoire de Biologie Médicale, Centre Hospitalier de Basse-Terre, Basse-Terre, 97100 Guadeloupe, France.Institute for Advanced Biosciences (IAB), INSERM U1209 - CNRS UMR5309, Université Grenoble Alpes, 38700 La Tronche, France.Service des Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Martinique, Fort-de-France, 97200 Martinique, France - INSERM CIC 1424, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Martinique, Fort-de-France, 97200 Martinique, France - Université des Antilles, EA7524, 97200 Martinique, France.Maison de la Femme, de la Mère et de l'Enfant, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Martinique, Fort-de-France, 97200 Martinique, France.Laboratoire de Parasitologie-Mycologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Martinique, Fort-de-France, 97200 Martinique, France.Laboratoire de Parasitologie-Mycologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Martinique, Fort-de-France, 97200 Martinique, France.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Observational Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32394891

Citation

Dard, Céline, et al. "First Cases of Angiostrongylus Cantonensis Infection Reported in Martinique, 2002-2017." Parasite (Paris, France), vol. 27, 2020, p. 31.
Dard C, Tessier E, Nguyen D, et al. First cases of Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection reported in Martinique, 2002-2017. Parasite. 2020;27:31.
Dard, C., Tessier, E., Nguyen, D., Epelboin, L., Harrois, D., Swale, C., Cabié, A., de Meuron, K., Miossec, C., & Desbois-Nogard, N. (2020). First cases of Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection reported in Martinique, 2002-2017. Parasite (Paris, France), 27, 31. https://doi.org/10.1051/parasite/2020032
Dard C, et al. First Cases of Angiostrongylus Cantonensis Infection Reported in Martinique, 2002-2017. Parasite. 2020;27:31. PubMed PMID: 32394891.
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TY - JOUR T1 - First cases of Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection reported in Martinique, 2002-2017. AU - Dard,Céline, AU - Tessier,Eve, AU - Nguyen,Duc, AU - Epelboin,Loïc, AU - Harrois,Dorothée, AU - Swale,Christopher, AU - Cabié,André, AU - de Meuron,Katia, AU - Miossec,Charline, AU - Desbois-Nogard,Nicole, Y1 - 2020/05/12/ PY - 2020/01/05/received PY - 2020/04/28/accepted PY - 2020/5/13/entrez PY - 2020/5/13/pubmed PY - 2020/12/31/medline KW - Angiostrongyliasis KW - Angiostrongylus cantonensis KW - Caribbean KW - Encephalitis KW - Eosinophilia KW - Helminth KW - Martinique KW - Meningitis SP - 31 EP - 31 JF - Parasite (Paris, France) JO - Parasite VL - 27 N2 - Neuroangiostrongyliasis is a parasitic disease caused by the accidental ingestion of the nematode Angiostrongylus cantonensis in its larval form. Human infection can lead to eosinophilic meningitis, sometimes complicated by life-threatening radiculomyelitis or encephalitis. Although some cases have been reported from other Caribbean Islands, no cases have been diagnosed in Martinique so far. Here, we report the first eight laboratory-confirmed cases of neuroangiostrongyliasis on the island of Martinique, French West Indies, between 1 January 2002 and 31 December 2017. One case was fatal and five resulted in neurological sequelae. The medical community should consider the risk of A. cantonensis infection in patients living in or returning from Martinique. SN - 1776-1042 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32394891/First_cases_of_Angiostrongylus_cantonensis_infection_reported_in_Martinique_2002_2017_ L2 - http://publications.edpsciences.org/10.1051/parasite/2020032 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -