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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Published on: 01 March, 2012
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