Severe hemorrhagic meningoencephalitis due to angiostrongylus cantonensis among young children in Sydney, Australia

Nikola J. Morton, Philip Britton, Pamela Palasanthiran, Ann Bye, Ella Sugo, Alison Kesson, Simone Ardern-Holmes, Thomas L. Snelling

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Abstract

Angiostrongylus cantonensis is the most common cause of eosinophilic meningitis worldwide. We describe 2 cases among young children from Sydney, Australia, where locally acquired infection of children has not been reported previously. Both cases manifested as severe hemorrhagic meningoencephalitis, one resulting in death. Angiostrongyliasis must be considered in acute neurological presentations occurring among individuals who live in endemic areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1158-1161
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume57
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes

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