A case of eosinophilic meningitis following monitor lizard meat consumption, exacerbated by anthelminthics

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<p>We report a case of eosinophilic meningitis following the consumption of monitor lizard meat <em>(Varnus bengalensis). </em>The history, clinical features and the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) findings were suggestive of an infection with <em>Angiostrongylus cantonensis</em>, a nematode parasite of the rat lung. The exacerbation which occurred following the treatment with anthelminthics is emphasised.</p> <p><strong>Key words:</strong> <em>Angiostrongylus cantonensis</em>, anthelminthics, monitor lizard</p> <p>DOI: 10.4038/cmj.v50i2.1577</p> <p><em>Ceylon Medical Journal </em>Vol.50(2) 2005 pp84-86</p>

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Hidelaratchi, M. D. P., Riffsy, M. T. M., & Wijesekera, J. C. (2005). A case of eosinophilic meningitis following monitor lizard meat consumption, exacerbated by anthelminthics. Ceylon Medical Journal, 50(2), 84–86.

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