Eosinophilic meningitis in a returned traveler from Santo Domingo: Case report and review

Sebastiano Leone, Michele De Marco, Piero Ghirga, Emanuele Nicastri, Mario Esposito, Pasquale Narciso

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Abstract

We describe one case of eosinophilic meningitis (EM) in a traveler returning from Santo Domingo, presumably caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis. Treatment with mebendazole and steroids was effective. The presence of persistent headache, fever, and eosinophilia in travelers who return from developing countries should alert clinicians to the possibility of EM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-410
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Travel Medicine
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007

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Meningitis
Angiostrongylus cantonensis
Mebendazole
Eosinophilia
Developing Countries
Headache
Fever
Steroids
Therapeutics

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Eosinophilic meningitis in a returned traveler from Santo Domingo : Case report and review. / Leone, Sebastiano; De Marco, Michele; Ghirga, Piero; Nicastri, Emanuele; Esposito, Mario; Narciso, Pasquale.

In: Journal of Travel Medicine, Vol. 14, No. 6, 11.2007, p. 407-410.

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Leone, Sebastiano ; De Marco, Michele ; Ghirga, Piero ; Nicastri, Emanuele ; Esposito, Mario ; Narciso, Pasquale. / Eosinophilic meningitis in a returned traveler from Santo Domingo : Case report and review. In: Journal of Travel Medicine. 2007 ; Vol. 14, No. 6. pp. 407-410.
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