An outbreak of meningitis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Kaohsiung

T. H. Tsai, Y. C. Liu, S. R. Wann, W. R. Lin, S. S J Lee, H. H. Lin, Y. S. Chen, M. Y. Yen, C. M. Yen

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摘要

Eight Thai laborers developed meningitis after eating raw snails (Ampullarium canaliculatus) during the period from September 27 to October 6, 1998. The diagnosis of Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection was established in all patients by serologic studies of serum and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). Clinical manifestations included meningitis, radiculitis and cranial nerve palsy. Symptoms included fever, headache, orbital pain, gastrointestinal upset, hyperesthesia, muscle weakness, skin rash and diplopia. Laboratory abnormalities included peripheral eosinophilia, CSF eosinophilia, transient elevation of liver enzymes and creatinine phosphokinase, elevation of IgE. No space occupying lesions were detected by magnetic resonance imaging of the brain. None of the patients developed severe sequelae during the 6-month follow-up except for occasional headache in one patient. This report also provides evidence that third stage larvae were present in the intermediate host, A. canaliculatus, which the laborers had eaten.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)50-56
頁數7
期刊Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection
34
發行號1
出版狀態已發佈 - 2001
對外發佈Yes

指紋

Angiostrongylus cantonensis
Meningitis
Disease Outbreaks
Eosinophilia
Headache
Hyperesthesia
Cranial Nerve Diseases
Radiculopathy
Diplopia
Muscle Weakness
Snails
Exanthema
Immunoglobulin E
Larva
Creatinine
Fever
Phosphotransferases
Eating
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

引用此文

Tsai, T. H., Liu, Y. C., Wann, S. R., Lin, W. R., Lee, S. S. J., Lin, H. H., ... Yen, C. M. (2001). An outbreak of meningitis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Kaohsiung. Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection, 34(1), 50-56.

An outbreak of meningitis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Kaohsiung. / Tsai, T. H.; Liu, Y. C.; Wann, S. R.; Lin, W. R.; Lee, S. S J; Lin, H. H.; Chen, Y. S.; Yen, M. Y.; Yen, C. M.

於: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection, 卷 34, 編號 1, 2001, p. 50-56.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

Tsai, TH, Liu, YC, Wann, SR, Lin, WR, Lee, SSJ, Lin, HH, Chen, YS, Yen, MY & Yen, CM 2001, 'An outbreak of meningitis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Kaohsiung', Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection, 卷 34, 編號 1, 頁 50-56.
Tsai, T. H. ; Liu, Y. C. ; Wann, S. R. ; Lin, W. R. ; Lee, S. S J ; Lin, H. H. ; Chen, Y. S. ; Yen, M. Y. ; Yen, C. M. / An outbreak of meningitis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Kaohsiung. 於: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 2001 ; 卷 34, 編號 1. 頁 50-56.
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