Epidemiologic studies of eosinophilic meningitis in southern Taiwan.

  title={Epidemiologic studies of eosinophilic meningitis in southern Taiwan.},
  author={C Y Yii and C. Y. Chen and Elizabeth R Chen and Hung Chang Hsieh and Chun Che Shih},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={24 3},
A study of the epidemiologic characteristics of 125 cases of eosinophilic meningitis or meningoencephalitis, probably caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis, which occurred in southern Taiwan in 1968 and 1969 revealed a close association of the disease with the rainy season. In contrast to findings in other geographic areas, most such cases in this study occurred among children. A higher attack rate was observed among aborigines than among descendants of mainland Chinese. Most patients had eaten… CONTINUE READING
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