Eosinophilic meningitis in Thailand: Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of 162 patients with myeloencephalitis probably caused by Gnathostoma spinigerum

@article{Punyagupta1990EosinophilicMI,
  title={Eosinophilic meningitis in Thailand: Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of 162 patients with myeloencephalitis probably caused by Gnathostoma spinigerum},
  author={Sompone Punyagupta and Thanongsak Bunnag and Pipat Juttijudata},
  journal={Journal of the Neurological Sciences},
  year={1990},
  volume={96},
  pages={241-256}
}
The clinical and epidemiological characteristics of 162 patients with eosinophilic myeloencephalitis, believed to be caused by invasion of the central nervous system by Gnathostoma spinigerum, are described. The case mortality rate was at least 12%, and probably higher. Single live young adult G. spinigerum were recovered from the brains of 2 patients at autopsy and from the eye lids of 2 other living patients. The disease caused by this parasite can be distinguished from that caused by… CONTINUE READING

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