eosinophilic meningitis

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Related to eosinophilic meningitis: Angiostrongylus cantonensis

e·o·sin·o·phil·ic men·in·gi·tis

a form of meningitis in which meningeal signs predominate.
See also: angiostrongylosis.

eosinophilic meningitis

meningitis with an increase in lymphocytes and a high percentage of eosinophils in the cerebrospinal fluid. It usually results from infection with Angiostrongylus cantonensis.


staining readily with eosin; pertaining to eosinophils or to eosinophilia.

cartilaginous eosinophilic streaks
streaks of eosinophilic matrix in cartilage. Some are normal zones of development, others represent areas of matrix degeneration and osteochondrosis.
eosinophilic chemotactic factor
a primary mediator of type I anaphylactic hypersensitivity, it is an acidic peptide (molecular weight 500) released by mast cells, which attracts eosinophils to areas where it is present.
equine eosinophilic chronic dermatitis
acanthosis and hyperkeratosis accompanied by eosinophilic granulomas in pancreas and other epithelial organs.
feline eosinophilic granuloma complex
a collective name given to the lesions of eosinophilic ulcer, eosinophilic plaque (below), and linear granuloma because of similarities in histopathology, clinical course and occasionally simultaneous occurrence in the cat.
eosinophilic granuloma
nodules or plaques that occur on skin or oral mucosa of dogs. Usually not pruritic, but oral lesions can cause some difficulties in eating. The cause is unknown. See also feline eosinophilic granuloma complex (above), equine nodular collagenolytic granuloma.
eosinophilic intestinal granuloma
see angiostrongyluscostaricensis.
eosinophilic lung disease
eosinophilic meningitis
see gnathostomaspinigerum.
eosinophilic meningoencephalitis
see sodium chloride poisoning, angiostrongyluscantonensis.
eosinophilic myocarditis
in cattle may be observed in normal animals at slaughter. Histologically there is a predominant eosinophil invasion of the heart muscle. May be accompanied by similar lesions in skeletal muscles.
eosinophilic plaque
well-defined, raised, ulcerated and extremely pruritic lesions that occur on the skin of cats, usually on the abdomen or hindlegs. There are large numbers of eosinophils present in the dermis and sometimes peripheral blood. See also eosinophilic granuloma (above), feline eosinophilic granuloma complex (above).
eosinophilic pneumonia
eosinophilic ulcer
a well-defined ulceration, usually on the upper lip of cats overlying the canine tooth, which is shallow initially but can become extremely erosive and sometimes neoplastic. Mildly irritating to the cat. Called also indolent ulcer, rodent ulcer. See also feline eosinophilic granuloma complex (above).
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Bilateral eosinophilic ulcer. By permission from Kummel BA, Color Atlas of Small Animal Dermatology, Mosby, 1989
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Notes and observation on murine angiostrongylosis and eosinophilic meningitis in Micronesia.
Although fatalities are uncommon in eosinophilic meningitis caused by angiostrongyliasis, young children and immunocompromised people are at risk of developing a fatal patent infection (i.
Angiostrongylus (Parastrongylus) eosinophilic meningitis.
Multi-immunodot for rapid differential diagnosis of eosinophilic meningitis due to parasitic infections.
In summary, the presence of headache, fever, and paresthesias in travelers returning from disease-endemic areas should alert clinicians to the possibility of eosinophilic meningitis caused by A.
Ingestion of raw fish: a cause of eosinophilic meningitis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis after a trip to Tahiti.
cantonensis in wild rats and snails in Shenzhen poses substantial risk for future outbreaks of human eosinophilic meningitis.
The discovery of Angiostrongylus cantonensis as a cause of human eosinophilic meningitis.
Eosinophils in cerebrospinal fluid: criteria for eosinophilic meningitis.
procyonis eosinophilic meningitis died or were left with severe neurologic sequelae (Table); to our knowledge, our patient represents the first to fully recover.
A case of eosinophilic meningitis was described in 1994 in an adult Jamaican who had never traveled outside the country (6).

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