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infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the meninges (the tissues that surround the brain or spinal cord) usually caused by a bacterial infection

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cantonensis parasites as a cause of eosinophilic meningitis in the region, although the proportion of A.
Enzootic Angiostrongylus cantonensis in rats and snails after an outbreak of human eosinophilic meningitis, Jamaica.
In May 2014, a male, aged 15 months from rural Ohio was brought to the hospital with lethargy and seizures and was found to have eosinophilic meningitis based on CSF testing.
5] circulating antigen in the serum of patients with eosinophilic meningitis or meningoencephalitis and to estimate the diagnostic accuracy of the method.
Comparison of prednisolone plus albendazole with prednisolone alone for treatment of patients with eosinophilic meningitis.
1) As humans are accidental hosts, the parasite cannot complete its life cycle, and immature worms lodge in the central nervous system where they elicit a condition known as eosinophilic meningitis.
An outbreak of eosinophilic meningitis caused by the roundworm Angiostrongylus cantonensis has been reported among 12 young adults from the United States who visited Jamaica in 2000.
An outbreak of eosinophilic meningitis caused by the roundworm Angiostrongylus cantonensis was reported among 12 young adults from the United States who visited Jamaica.
Clinical manifestations of eosinophilic meningitis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis.
Angiostrongiylus cantonensis is a rat lungworm that has long been recognized as a cause of eosinophilic meningitis in Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Caribbean, where it is endemic (1).
Because the differential diagnosis for eosinophilic meningitis is relatively restricted, we principally considered infectious etiologies consistent with the patient's demographics and exposure history.
The rat lungworm, Angiostrongylus (Parastrongylus) cantonensis, causes eosinophilic meningitis in humans (4) and various disease manifestations (meningoencephalitis, neurologic disorders) in atypical host species, including wildlife and captive animals (5).
infection is usually seen as self-limited eosinophilic meningitis and only rarely causes severe disease with prominent spinal or cerebral involvement (1).
Although public health authorities should consider implementation of surveillance and control strategies to reduce the populations of snail and rat hosts, a better understanding is needed of the epidemiologic significance of these findings, which can be attained through studies to identify human cases of eosinophilic meningitis in the region.
cantonensis that can cause eosinophilic meningitis.
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