Eosinophilic meningitis caused by infection of Angiostrongylus cantonensis in a traveler

Hong-zhi GUAN, Chu-peng HOI, Li-ying CUI, Lin CHEN


A 55-year-old female traveler returning from South China with acute onset of meningitis, presenting with eosinophilic pleocytosis in the cerebrospinal fluid was reported. The etiological diagnosis of angiostrongyliasis was confirmed by detection of specific serum antibody against Angiostrongylus cantonensis. Angiostrongyliasis should be considered as a major differential diagnosis for eosinophilic meningitis in the travelers to endemic regions.


Angiostrongylus cantonensis; meningitis; ensinophilia; cerebrospinal fluid; cytology

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