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Article: Four documented cases of eosinophilic meningoencephalitis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Hong Kong

TitleFour documented cases of eosinophilic meningoencephalitis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date1987
PublisherElsevier Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/trstmh
Citation
Transactions Of The Royal Society Of Tropical Medicine And Hygiene, 1987, v. 81 n. 5, p. 807-810 How to Cite?
Abstract4 cases of eosinophilic meningoencephalitis in Hong Kong are described. The major clinical features of the patients, who were 2-60 years old, were low grade fever, headache, mild meningeal signs, right facial palsy or hemiplegia. Eosinophilia in the peripheral blood and eosinophilic pleocytosis were prominent. Computerized tomography scans of brain showed a small area of attenuation with surrounding hypodense area; the lesion was resolved 1-2 months after admission to hospital. Electroencephalograms revealed abnormally slow dysrhythmia. Sections of a nematode observed in the brain of a patient who died were identified as those of young adult Angiostrongylus cantonensis. High ELISA titres against the crude antigens of this nematode were also noted in the serum of 3 patients. The disease is probably under-recognized in Hong Kong. © 1987.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/147801
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dc.contributor.authorKo, RCen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, SWen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, KWen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, Ken_US
dc.contributor.authorFarrington, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, HWen_US
dc.contributor.authorYuen, Pen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-29T06:09:18Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-29T06:09:18Z-
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.identifier.citationTransactions Of The Royal Society Of Tropical Medicine And Hygiene, 1987, v. 81 n. 5, p. 807-810en_US
dc.identifier.issn0035-9203en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/147801-
dc.description.abstract4 cases of eosinophilic meningoencephalitis in Hong Kong are described. The major clinical features of the patients, who were 2-60 years old, were low grade fever, headache, mild meningeal signs, right facial palsy or hemiplegia. Eosinophilia in the peripheral blood and eosinophilic pleocytosis were prominent. Computerized tomography scans of brain showed a small area of attenuation with surrounding hypodense area; the lesion was resolved 1-2 months after admission to hospital. Electroencephalograms revealed abnormally slow dysrhythmia. Sections of a nematode observed in the brain of a patient who died were identified as those of young adult Angiostrongylus cantonensis. High ELISA titres against the crude antigens of this nematode were also noted in the serum of 3 patients. The disease is probably under-recognized in Hong Kong. © 1987.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/trstmhen_US
dc.relation.ispartofTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygieneen_US
dc.titleFour documented cases of eosinophilic meningoencephalitis due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChan, KW:hrmtckw@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume81en_US
dc.identifier.issue5en_US
dc.identifier.spage807en_US
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US

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