Eosinophilic meningitis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis.

  title={Eosinophilic meningitis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis.},
  author={Charles Panackel and Grace Cherian and Kalpana Vijayakumar and Raj Narayan Sharma},
  journal={Indian journal of medical microbiology},
  volume={24 3},
Angiostrongylus cantonensis is a nematode parasite that inhabits the pulmonary arteries and heart of rodents. It is one of the causative agents of fatal eosinophilic meningoencephalitis in man. We present five cases of eosinophilic meningitis presumably due to infection with Angiostrongylus cantonensis . All the five patients gave history of ingestion of monitor lizard within ten days of onset of symptoms. 


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