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Eosinophilic meningoencephalitis due to Toxocara canis: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14628955     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Toxocariasis is usually manifested as visceral larva migrans. Nervous system involvement is a rare complication. In this report, we describe one case of meningoencephalitis due to Toxocara canis and review the literature. We report a previously healthy two-year-old boy who was admitted after 24 hours of severe neurologic symptoms with marked eosinophilic pleocytosis in the cerebrospinal fluid and a single subcortical lesion detected by cerebral magnetic resonance imaging. Both serum and spinal fluid tested positive for T. canis. Initial treatment with thiabendazole was ineffective. After marked improvement in clinical and laboratory results were achieved using albendazole and corticosteroids, the child was discharged.
Jose E Vidal; Jaques Sztajnbok; Antonio Carlos Seguro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0002-9637     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-21     Completed Date:  2003-12-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370507     Medline TA:  Am J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  341-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Unidade de Terapia Intensiva do Instituto de Infectologia Emílio Ribas, São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Cortex Hormones / administration & dosage
Albendazole / administration & dosage
Anthelmintics / administration & dosage
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis, Differential
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Meningoencephalitis / cerebrospinal fluid,  diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  etiology,  pathology
Toxocara canis / isolation & purification*
Toxocariasis / cerebrospinal fluid,  diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  etiology,  pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenal Cortex Hormones; 0/Anthelmintics; 54965-21-8/Albendazole

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