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Spinal sensory radiculopathy due to Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection.
  1. G. Wood,
  2. S. Delamont,
  3. M. Whitby,
  4. R. Boyle
  1. Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.


    The most common cause of eosinophilic meningitis is the rat lung worm Angiostrongylus cantonensis, a parasite which is endemic in the South East Asian and Pacific regions. While the typical clinical presentation is that of meningitis associated with an eosinophilic pleocytosis, a 45 year old man presented with a radiculomyelopathy, associated with an eosinophilic pleocytosis and cerebrospinal fluid antibodies to A. cantonensis but without signs or symptoms of meningitis. A worm was demonstrated on both computed tomographic myelography and magnetic resonance imaging scan of the spinal cord.

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