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Eosinophilic meningitis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Germany

Luessi, F. and Sollors, J. and Torzewski, M. and Muller, H. D. and Siegel, E. and Blum, J. and Sommer, C. and Vogt, T. and Thomke, F.. (2009) Eosinophilic meningitis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Germany. Journal of travel medicine, Vol. 16, H. 4. S. 292-294.

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Abstract

We report a case of eosinophilic meningitis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis in a patient who returned from Thailand. The presence of a compatible epidemiologic history and eosinophilia in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) lead to the diagnosis, which was confirmed by detection of specific antibodies. After treatment with albendazole and corticosteroids he recovered completely
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09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology > Clinical Immunology (Daubenberger)
UniBasel Contributors:Blum, Johannes A.
Item Type:Article, refereed
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Publisher:Blackwell
ISSN:1195-1982
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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