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Acute cysticercal meningitis--missed diagnosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17006046     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neurocysticercosis is the commonest CNS parasitic disease worldwide but cysticercal meningoencephalitis is relatively rare, especially in Indian patients. We herein report a girl with cysticercal meningitis that was initially not suspected and later diagnosed on the basis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) eosinophilia. The need for CSF examination with wright-giemsa staining to avoid missing CSF eosinophilia is discussed.
Devendra Mishra; Suvasini Sharma; Sanjeev Gupta; Manoja Das; Dinesh Chauhan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0973-7693     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-28     Completed Date:  2006-10-12     Revised Date:  2009-07-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  835-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Medicine, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Maulana Azad Medical College, Geeta Colony, Delhi-110 031, India.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Central Nervous System Diseases / cerebrospinal fluid,  diagnosis*
Cerebrospinal Fluid / cytology
Diagnostic Errors*
Eosinophilia / diagnosis
Neurocysticercosis / cerebrospinal fluid,  diagnosis*

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