Drug Target in Eosinophilic Meningitis Caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis

Author(s): Kittisak Sawanyawisuth, Kanlayanee Sawanyawisuth

Journal Name: Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets
Formerly Current Drug Targets - Infectious Disorders

Volume 10 , Issue 5 , 2010

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Eosinophilic meningitis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis is an emerging infectious disease. It is the most common form of human angiostrongyliasis. The diagnosis is made by clinical criteria including the presence of cerebrospinal fluid eosinophils and a history of exposure to A. cantonensis larvae, e.g., from raw freshwater snails or contaminated vegetables. Among various treatment options, corticosteroid is the only effective treatment.

Keywords: Angiostrongyliasis, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, cerebrospinal fluid, diagnosis, eosinophilic meningitis, snail, eosinophils, Gnathostoma spinigerum, Taenia solium, Baylisascaris procyonis, gnathostomiasis, baylisascariasis, Angiostrongylus costaricensis, EPIDEMIOLOGY, radiculomyelitis, EoM, EoE, PCR, immunoblotting, Meningoencephalitis, reibergrams, Corticosteroid, Anthelmintics, Prednisolone, mebendazole, albendazole, NSAIDs

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Year: 2010
Published on: 01 March, 2012
Page: [322 - 328]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/187152610793180867
Price: $65

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