Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection: A cause of fever of unknown origin in pediatric patients

Catherine E. Foster*, Erin G. Nicholson, Angela C. Chun, Maya Gharfeh, Sara Anvari, Filiz O. Seeborg, Michael A. Lopez, Judith R. Campbell, Lucila Marquez, Jeffrey R. Starke, Debra L. Palazzi

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Abstract

Fever of unknown origin (FUO) in children is frequently caused by infectious diseases. Angiostrongylus cantonensis, while a primary cause of eosinophilic meningitis, is rarely a cause of FUO. We present 2 pediatric cases of FUO caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis acquired in Houston, Texas, outside its usual geographic distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1475-1478
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume63
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

Keywords

  • Angiostrongylus cantonensis
  • Eosinophilic meningitis
  • FUO
  • Pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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