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Eosinophilic meningitis: a case series report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14620646     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Prompted by a case of eosinophilic meningitis (EM), a review of the literature was performed to evaluate the strength of the diagnoses associated with EM and compares these results with our hospital's experience. Articles were critically reviewed for supporting evidence, method of diagnosis, and established standards for specific diagnosis. EM has been defined as > or = 10 eosinophils per mm3 or > or = 10% eosinophils of total cell count. Sixty-two cases of EM were found at our institution and reviewed. The results of this case series review concur with those found in the literature. It also suggests the importance of considering infectious and noninfectious etiologies when faced with eosinophils in the cerebrospinal fluid. This review and case study analysis provides the clinician with a critically established set of differential diagnoses and a concise definition of EM that may assist the physician in the evaluation of patients presenting with eosinophils in the cerebrospinal fluid.
Pamela A Hughes; Andrew D Magnet; Joel T Fishbain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  168     ISSN:  0026-4075     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-17     Completed Date:  2004-01-06     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  817-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Family Medicine, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI 96859, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Eosinophilia / diagnosis*,  etiology
Meningitis / diagnosis*,  etiology

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