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A case of eosinophilic meningitis following monitor lizard meat consumption, exacerbated by anthelminthics

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MDP Hidelaratchi ,

Registrar in Medicine, Institute of Neurology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka., LK
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MTM Riffsy,

Resident Neurologist, Institute of Neurology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka., LK
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JC Wijesekera

Neurologist, Institute of Neurology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka., LK
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Abstract

We report a case of eosinophilic meningitis following the consumption of monitor lizard meat (Varnus bengalensis). The history, clinical features and the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) findings were suggestive of an infection with Angiostrongylus cantonensis, a nematode parasite of the rat lung. The exacerbation which occurred following the treatment with anthelminthics is emphasised.

Key words: Angiostrongylus cantonensis, anthelminthics, monitor lizard

DOI: 10.4038/cmj.v50i2.1577

Ceylon Medical Journal Vol.50(2) 2005 pp84-86

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v50i2.1577
How to Cite: Hidelaratchi, M., Riffsy, M. and Wijesekera, J., 2010. A case of eosinophilic meningitis following monitor lizard meat consumption, exacerbated by anthelminthics. Ceylon Medical Journal, 50(2), pp.84–86. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v50i2.1577
Published on 03 Feb 2010.
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