Eosinophilic meningitis and hydrocephalus in an infant.

  title={Eosinophilic meningitis and hydrocephalus in an infant.},
  author={Robert W. Enzenauer and Ryozo Yamaoka},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  volume={39 6},
Central nervous system invasion by helminths is the most frequent cause of eosinophilic pleocytosis in the CSF. Although CSF eosinophilia is an unusual finding in the continental United States, it is not an uncommon observation in cases of meningitis in Hawaii and the South Pacific. The rat lungworm, Angiostrongylus cantonensis has been implicated as the causal agent responsible for cases of eosinophilic meningitis in these areas. The diagnosis of eosinophilic meningitis secondary to A… CONTINUE READING