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An Interesting Case of Eosinophilic Meningitis

Pai, Shivanand and Madi, Deepak and *, Basavaprabhu Achappa and * , Soundarya Mahalingam and Kendambadi, Rakshith (2013) An Interesting Case of Eosinophilic Meningitis. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 7 (4). pp. 734-735. ISSN 0973-709X

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Angiostrongylus cantonensis is one of the causative agents of eosinophilic meningitis. Humans get infected when they ingest raw or partially cooked snails or monitor lizards (Varanus bengalensis). There is a popular belief that the tongue and the liver of the monitor lizard has aphrodisiac properties. A 20-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a history of fever, headache and vomiting. His cerebrospinal fluid revealed eosinophilia. He gave a history of the ingestion of a monitor lizard, ten days prior to the onset of the symptoms. So, a diagnosis of eosinophilic meningitis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis was made. He was treated with oral albendazole and prednisolone. His symptoms improved gradually within two weeks from his admission.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eosinophilic meningitis, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, Monitor lizard
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Paediatrics
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2013 09:44
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 09:44

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