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Eosinophilic Meningitis Due to <i>Angiostrongylus cantonensis</i> in a Returned Traveler: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Vincent Lo Re and Stephen J. Gluckman

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 33, issue 9, pages e112-e115
Published in print November 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online November 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/323460
Eosinophilic Meningitis Due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis in a Returned Traveler: Case Report and Review of the Literature

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Angiostrongylus cantonensis, the rat lungworm, is the principal cause of eosinophilic meningitis worldwide, and the increase in world travel and shipborne dispersal of infected rat vectors has extended this parasite to regions outside of its traditional geographic boundaries. We report a case of eosinophilic meningitis due to A. cantonensis in a patient who recently returned from a trip in the Pacific.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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