Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
CASE REPORTS
Elsberg Syndrome with Eosinophilic Meningoencephalitis Caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis
Makoto FurugenShin YamashiroMaki TamayoseYui NahaKazuya MiyagiChikara NakasoneTeruhito UchiharaShusaku HaranagaMasato AzumaSatomi YaraTakashi ShinzatoFutoshi HigaHiromu TomaMasao TateyamaJiro Fujita
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2006 Volume 45 Issue 22 Pages 1333-1336

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A 42-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a history of fever, headache and disorientation. His cerebrospinal fluid revealed eosinophilia and his serum had an antibody against Angiostrongylus cantonensis (A. cantonensis). Then, he was diagnosed as eosinophilic meningoencephalitis caused by A. cantonensis. He was treated with repeated lumbar punctures and oral prednisolone. Although a symptom he had been suffering from at the time of his admission was urinary retention, this symptom disappeared as his general condition improved. Therefore his case was considered to be Elsberg syndrome with eosinophilic meningoencephalitis caused by A. cantonensis.

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