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[Angiostrongylosis or eosinophilic meningitis].

Authors
  • Bourée, Patrice
  • Dumazedier, Déborah
  • Dahane, Naïma
Type
Published Article
Journal
La Revue du praticien
Publication Date
Apr 20, 2010
Volume
60
Issue
4
Pages
456–458
Identifiers
PMID: 20465114
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Eosinophilic meningitis, or angiostrongyliasis, is a common disease in Asia, in the Caribbean and in the Pacific islands. It is caused by a rat lungworm Angiostrongylus cantonensis. Infection occurs by consumption of raw or undercooked snails. Diagnosis is based on epidemiological criteria, clinical manifestations, elevated count of eosinophils in the cerebrospinal fluid and serological tests. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.

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