Angiostrongylus cantonensis eosinophilic meningitis in an infant, tennessee, USA

Tim Flerlage, Yvonne Qvarnstrom, John Noh, John Devincenzo, Arshia Madni, Bindiya Bagga, Nicholas D. Hysmith

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Abstract

Angiostrongylus cantonensis, the rat lungworm, is the most common infectious cause of eosinophilic meningoencephalitis worldwide. This parasite is endemic to Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, and its global distribution is increasing. We report A. cantonensis meningoencephalitis in a 12-month-old boy in Tennessee, USA, who had not traveled outside of southwestern Tennessee or northwestern Mississippi.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1756-1758
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume23
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017

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Angiostrongylus cantonensis
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  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Flerlage, T., Qvarnstrom, Y., Noh, J., Devincenzo, J., Madni, A., Bagga, B., & Hysmith, N. D. (2017). Angiostrongylus cantonensis eosinophilic meningitis in an infant, tennessee, USA. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23(10), 1756-1758. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2310.170978

Angiostrongylus cantonensis eosinophilic meningitis in an infant, tennessee, USA. / Flerlage, Tim; Qvarnstrom, Yvonne; Noh, John; Devincenzo, John; Madni, Arshia; Bagga, Bindiya; Hysmith, Nicholas D.

In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 23, No. 10, 01.10.2017, p. 1756-1758.

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Flerlage, T, Qvarnstrom, Y, Noh, J, Devincenzo, J, Madni, A, Bagga, B & Hysmith, ND 2017, 'Angiostrongylus cantonensis eosinophilic meningitis in an infant, tennessee, USA', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 23, no. 10, pp. 1756-1758. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2310.170978
Flerlage, Tim ; Qvarnstrom, Yvonne ; Noh, John ; Devincenzo, John ; Madni, Arshia ; Bagga, Bindiya ; Hysmith, Nicholas D. / Angiostrongylus cantonensis eosinophilic meningitis in an infant, tennessee, USA. In: Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2017 ; Vol. 23, No. 10. pp. 1756-1758.
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