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Korean J Asthma Allergy Clin Immunol. 2005 Dec;25(4):324-327. Korean. Case Report.
Hwang TJ , Kim JS , Kwon YS , Yu HJ , Kim HS , Huh S , Choi CK , Lim YJ , Kim DH , Choi JH .
Department of Internal Medicine, Bundang Jesaeng General Hospital, Seongnam, Korea. mdqueen@dmc.or.kr
Department of Neurology, Bundang Jesaeng General Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Bundang Jesaeng General Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.
Department of Parasitology, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea.
Abstract

Eosinophilic meningitis is defined as the presence of 10 or more eosinophils per microliter in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or eosinophilis of at least 10% of the total CSF leukocyte count. Eosinophilic meningitis is a rare disease and the most common cause is the invasion of the central nervous system by helminthic parasites, particularly Angio-strongylus cantonensis. Toxocara canis, a common intestinal parasite of dog, has been also reported to cause eosinophilic meningitis. We report a case of eosinophilic meningitis which was proven to be a human toxocariasis by the serologic test.

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