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Infect Disord Drug Targets. 2010 Oct;10(5):322-8.

Drug target in eosinophilic meningitis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis.

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Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, 40002, Thailand. kittisak@kku.ac.th

Abstract

Eosinophilic meningitis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis is an emerging infectious disease. It is the most common form of human angiostrongyliasis. The diagnosis is made by clinical criteria including the presence of cerebrospinal fluid eosinophils and a history of exposure to A. cantonensis larvae, e.g., from raw freshwater snails or contaminated vegetables. Among various treatment options, corticosteroid is the only effective treatment.

PMID:
20701570
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