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Clin Infect Dis. 2017 May 1;64(9):1271-1274. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix102.

Eosinophilic Meningitis Due to Infection With Paragonimus kellicotti.

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1
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS, USA.
2
Infectious Diseases Specialty Clinic, CoxHealth, Springfield, Missouri, USA.
3
Department of Neurology, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS, USA.
4
Vascular Neurology and Neurointerventional Surgery, CoxHealth, Springfield, Missouri, USA.
5
Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA.

Abstract

Paragonimus kellicotti is an emerging pathogen in the United States with 19 previously reported cases, most in Missouri. Pulmonary symptoms with eosinophilia are most common, though 1 case did involve the central nervous system with few symptoms. We describe the first 2 cases of eosinophilic meningitis due to Paragonimus kellicotti.

KEYWORDS:

meningitis; paragonimus; trematoda; eosinophilia

PMID:
28158416
DOI:
10.1093/cid/cix102
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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