keyword
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

Eosinophilic meningitis

keyword
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169282/anti-apoptotic-effects-of-sonic-hedgehog-signalling-through-oxidative-stress-reduction-in-astrocytes-co-cultured-with-excretory-secretory-products-of-larval-angiostrongylus-cantonensis
#1
Kuang-Yao Chen, Cheng-Hsun Chiu, Lian-Chen Wang
Angiostrongylus cantonensis, the rat lungworm, is an important aetiologic agent of eosinophilic meningitis and meningoencephalitis in humans. Co-culturing astrocytes with soluble antigens of A. cantonensis activated the Sonic hedgehog (Shh) signalling pathway and inhibited the apoptosis of astrocytes via the activation of Bcl-2. This study was conducted to determine the roles of the Shh signalling pathway, apoptosis, and oxidative stress in astrocytes after treatment with excretory-secretory products (ESP) from A...
February 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158507/angiostrongylus-cantonensis-is-an-important-cause-of-eosinophilic-meningitis-in-southern-vietnam
#2
Angela McBride, Tran Thi Hong Chau, Nguyen Thi Thu Hong, Nguyen Thi Hoang Mai, Nguyen To Anh, Tran Tan Thanh, Tran Thi Hue Van, Le Thi Xuan, Tran Phu Manh Sieu, Le Hong Thai, Ly Van Chuong, Dinh Xuan Sinh, Nguyen Duy Phong, Nguyen Hoan Phu, Jeremy Day, Ho Dang Trung Nghia, Tran Tinh Hien, Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Guy Thwaites, Le Van Tan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 4, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158416/eosinophilic-meningitis-due-to-infection-with-paragonimus-kellicotti
#3
Nathan C Bahr, Robin L Trotman, Hala Samman, Richard S Jung, Lee R Rosterman, Gary J Weil, Daniel R Hinthorn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 3, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114150/chronic-eosinophilic-meningoencephalitis-by-prototheca-wickerhamii-in-an-immunocompetent-boy
#4
Ari Ahn, Yong-Joon Choe, Jeonghyun Chang, Duckhee Kim, Heungsup Sung, Mi-Na Kim, Seok Ho Hong, Jina Lee, Mi-Sun Yum, Tae-Sung Ko
Human protothecosis is mainly a cutaneous infection caused by the Prototheca species. Prototheca wickerhamii is an established pathogen of eosinophilic meningoencephalitis in dogs, but no eosinophilic pleocytosis of the cerebrospinal fluid has been reported in human cases of meningitis. Herein, we report a case of chronic protothecosis manifesting eosinophilic meningoencephalitis in an immunocompetent boy.
January 19, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070007/first-evidence-of-angiostrongyliasis-caused-by-angiostrongylus-cantonensis-in-guadeloupe-lesser-antilles
#5
Céline Dard, Jean-Eudes Piloquet, Yvonne Qvarnstrom, LeAnne M Fox, Helmi M'kada, Jean-Christophe Hebert, Didier Mattera, Dorothée Harrois
Infection by the rat lungworm Angiostrongylus cantonensis represents the most common cause of infectious eosinophilic meningitis in humans, causing central nervous system (CNS) angiostrongyliasis. Most of CNS angiostrongyliasis cases were described in Asia, Pacific Basin, Australia, and some limited parts of Africa and America. CNS angiostrongyliasis has been reported in the Caribbean but never in the Lesser Antilles. The primary objectives of this study were to depict the first case of CNS angiostrongyliasis in the Lesser Antilles and investigate the environmental presence of A...
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940331/cryptic-lineage-diversity-in-the-zoonotic-pathogen-angiostrongylus-cantonensis
#6
Sirilak Dusitsittipon, Charles D Criscione, Serge Morand, Chalit Komalamisra, Urusa Thaenkham
Delimitation of species is still a necessity among parasitic pathogens especially where morphological characters provide limited discernibility. Identification of cryptic lineages (independently evolving lineages that are morphologically similar) is critical as there could be lineage-specific traits that are of epidemiological importance. Angiostrongylus cantonensis is a zoonotic pathogen that can cause eosinophilic meningitis in humans. Recent reports of single marker sequence divergence hint at the potential for cryptic diversity in this lungworm...
December 8, 2016: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870071/eosinophilic-meningomyelitis-associated-with-t-cell-lymphoma-in-a-cat
#7
Kathryn Y Bray, Karen R Muñana, Kristina Meichner, Laura A White, Gabriela Seiler
A 12-year-old cat was presented for evaluation of progressive tetraparesis. Magnetic resonance imaging of the cervical spine demonstrated T2-hyperintensity, and contrast enhancement within the C4-C7 spinal cord, with marked meningeal contrast enhancement and segmental nerve root thickening. Lumbar cerebrospinal fluid contained 407 total nucleated cells/μL, with 99% eosinophils. The cat transiently improved with prednisolone, clindamycin, and ivermectin therapy, but subsequently worsened and was euthanized...
December 2016: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733201/activation-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-hpa-axis-contributes-to-the-immunosuppression-of-mice-infected-with-angiostrongylus-cantonensis
#8
Ai-Ling Chen, Xi Sun, Wei Wang, Jin-Feng Liu, Xin Zeng, Jing-Fan Qiu, Xin-Jian Liu, Yong Wang
BACKGROUND: Immunosuppression has been described as a consequence of brain injury and infection by different mechanisms. Angiostrongylus cantonensis can cause injury to the central nervous system and eosinophilic meningitis to human. Both T cell and B cell immunity play an essential role in the resistance of the infection. However, whether brain injury caused by A. cantonensis infection can lead to immunosuppression is not clear. Therefore, the present study sought to observe the alteration of immune responses in mice infected with A...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27578821/angiostrongylus-cantonensis-infection-a-cause-of-fever-of-unknown-origin-in-pediatric-patients
#9
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
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.
December 1, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27513930/angiostrongylus-cantonensis-and-a-malaysiensis-broadly-overlap-in-thailand-lao-pdr-cambodia-and-myanmar-a-molecular-survey-of-larvae-in-land-snails
#10
Rutchanee Rodpai, Pewpan M Intapan, Tongjit Thanchomnang, Oranuch Sanpool, Lakkhana Sadaow, Sakhone Laymanivong, Win Papa Aung, Issarapong Phosuk, Porntip Laummaunwai, Wanchai Maleewong
Angiostrongylus cantonensis is a zoonotic nematode parasite causing human eosinophilic meningitis (or meningoencephalitis) worldwide. A closely related species, Angiostrongylus malaysiensis, might also be a human pathogen. Larvae were obtained from land snails in Lao PDR, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand. We sequenced two nuclear gene regions (nuclear ribosomal ITS2 and SSU rRNA) and a portion of one mitochondrial gene (COI) from these larvae. Angiostrongylus cantonensis and A. malaysiensis were identified. This is the first report of the molecular identification of the two Angiostrongylus species in Lao PDR, Cambodia and Myanmar...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27434260/baylisascaris-procyonis-associated-meningoencephalitis-in-a-previously-healthy-adult-california-usa
#11
Charles Langelier, Michael J Reid, Cathra Halabi, Natalie Witek, Alejandro LaRiviere, Maulik Shah, Michael R Wilson, Peter Chin-Hong, Vanja Douglas, Kevin R Kazacos, Jennifer M Babik
After severe neurocognitive decline developed in an otherwise healthy 63-year-old man, brain magnetic resonance imaging showed eosinophilic meningoencephalitis and enhancing lesions. The patient tested positive for antibodies to Baylisascaris spp. roundworms, was treated with albendazole and dexamethasone, and showed improvement after 3 months. Baylisascariasis should be considered for all patients with eosinophilic meningitis.
August 2016: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27406573/cloning-and-expression-of-a-16-kda-recombinant-protein-from-angiostrongylus-cantonensis-for-use-in-immunoblot-diagnosis-of-human-angiostrongyliasis
#12
Apichat Vitta, Paron Dekumyoy, Chalit Komalamisra, Thareerat Kalambaheti, Timothy P Yoshino
Angistrongylus cantonensis is a zoonotic nematode parasite and causative agent of human angiostrongyliasis, which clinically presents as eosinophilic meningitis or meningoencephalitis. Diagnosis of the disease is problematic since parasitologic findings are infrequent, and infection determinations must be based on the clinical symptoms and serological tests with limited specificities and sensitivities. The aim of the present study was to identify and generate a novel recombinant protein from A. cantonensis and evaluate its efficacy in the diagnosis of human angiostrongyliasis when incorporated into a Western blot serodiagnostic system...
November 2016: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27405119/phylogeny-of-angiostrongylus-cantonensis-in-thailand-based-on-cytochrome-c-oxidase-subunit-i-gene-sequence
#13
Vitta Apichat, Srisongcram Narongrit, Thiproaj Jittranuch, Wongma Anucha, Polsut Wilaiwan, Fukruksa Chamaiporn, Yimthin Thatcha, Mangkit Bandid, Thanwisai Aunchalee, Dekumyoy Paron
Angiostrongylus cantonensis is an emerging infectious agent causing eosinophilic meningitis or meningoencephalitis in humans with clinical manifestation of severe headache. Molecular genetic studies on classification and phylogeny of A. cantonensis in Thailand are limited. This study surveyed A. cantonensis larvae prevalence in natural intermediate hosts across Thailand and analyzed their phylogenetic relationships. A total of 14,032 freshwater and land snails were collected from 19 provinces of Thailand. None of Filopaludina sp, Pomacea sp, and Cyclophorus sp were infected with Angiostrongylus larvae, whereas Achatina fulica, Cryptozona siamensis, and Megaustenia siamensis collected from Kalasin, Kamphaeng Phet, Phetchabun, Phitsanulok, and Tak Provinces were infected, with C...
May 2016: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27363042/egyptian-eosinophilic-and-infectious-meningoencepha-litis-and-their-impact-on-psychological-aspects
#14
REVIEW
Mamdouh M M El-Bahnasawy, Mohammad Reda El Feky, Ayman T A Morsy, Mousa A M Ismail, Tosson A Morsy
Meningoencephalitis is an acute inflammation of the brain and spinal cord & their covering protective membranes. Meningitis can be life-threatening because of the inflammation's proximity to the brain and spinal cord; therefore, the condition is classified as a medical emergency. The commonest symptoms of meningitis are headache and neck stiffness associated with fever, confusion or altered consciousness, vomiting, and an inability to tolerate light (photophobia) or loud noises (phonophobia). Children often exhibit only nonspecific symptoms, such as irritability and drowsiness...
April 2016: Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27350332/an-epidemiological-study-of-a-cantonensis-in-jamaica-subsequent-to-an-outbreak-of-human-cases-of-eosinophilic-meningitis-in-2000
#15
C A Waugh, J F Lindo, J Lorenzo-Morales, R D Robinson
The infection status of angiostrongylosis in Jamaica was assessed in wild rats and molluscs in the 5 years following the major outbreak of eosinophilic meningitis (EM) in 2000. Parasitological analyses of 297 Rattus rattus and 140 Rattus norvegicus, and 777 terrestrial molluscs from all 14 Parishes on the island revealed Angiostrongylus cantonensis in 32·0% of the rats and in 12·5% of the molluscs. Multivariate analyses confirmed that A. cantonensis occurred significantly more frequently in R. rattus (Odds Ratio [OR] = 1·76), while mean infection intensity in R...
2016: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27285546/eosinophilic-meningitis-triggered-by-implanted-gliadel-wafers-case-report
#16
Kiyotaka Saito, Kouji Yamasaki, Kiyotaka Yokogami, Asya Ivanova, Go Takeishi, Yuichiro Sato, Hideo Takeshima
Although carmustine (Gliadel) wafers improve local tumor control and extend the overall survival in patients with malignant glioma, adverse effects have been documented. The authors report the first case of eosinophilic meningitis triggered by the placement of Gliadel wafers. A 61-year-old man with a history of alimentary allergy and glioblastoma in the right frontal lobe underwent resection followed by the implantation of Gliadel wafers. Three weeks later he suffered the sudden onset of headache, vomiting, and progressive consciousness disturbance...
June 10, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27279517/an-eosinophilic-variant-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-involving-the-dura-bilateral-orbits-and-mastoids
#17
Hasan Al-Hakami, Abdurhman S Al-Arfaj, Mohammed Al-Sohaibani, Najma A Khalil
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) formerly called Wegener's granulomatosis is a chronic necrotizing granulomatous inflammatory disease with systemic vasculitis involving the upper and lower respiratory tract, and kidneys. The typical histopathology is that of necrotizing granulomatous inflammation with palisading histiocytes, neutrophils, and lymphocytes. We report a case of a 57-year-old lady presenting with left eye swelling, left ear pain and discharge, but with no pulmonary or renal symptoms. Investigations revealed positive cytoplasmic antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies  and proteinase 3 antibodies...
June 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27278827/comparative-pathogenesis-of-eosinophilic-meningitis-caused-by-angiostrongylus-mackerrasae-and-angiostrongylus-cantonensis-in-murine-and-guinea-pig-models-of-human-infection
#18
Mahdis Aghazadeh, Marina C Harvie, Helen C Owen, Carolina Veríssimo, Kieran V Aland, Simon A Reid, Rebecca J Traub, Donald P McMANUS, James S McCARTHY, Malcolm K Jones
This study investigated comparatively the pathogenicity of experimental infection of mice and guinea pigs, with Angiostrongylus mackerrasae and the closely related species A. cantonensis. Time course analyses showed that A. mackerrasae causes eosinophilic meningitis in these hosts, which suggests that the species has the potential to cause meningitis in humans and domestic animals. Both A. mackerrasae and the genetically similar A. cantonensis caused eosinophilic meningitis in mice at two time points of 14 and 21 days post infection (dpi)...
September 2016: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27256220/soluble-antigen-derived-from-iv-larva-of-angiostrongylus-cantonensis-promotes-chitinase-like-protein-3-chil3-expression-induced-by-interleukin-13
#19
Feng Wu, Jie Wei, Zhen Liu, Xin Zeng, Zilong Yu, Zhiyue Lv, Xi Sun, Zhongdao Wu
Angiostrongyliasis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis (A. cantonensis) is an emerging food-borne parasitic disease, which refers basically to eosinophilic meningitis. Chitinase-like protein 3 (Chil3), a member of chitinase-like protein family which has chemotactic activity for eosinophils, is reported to be highly upregulated in brain of mouse infected with A. cantonensis. The mechanisms of high expression of Chil3 and the association between A. cantonensis and Chil3 are rarely reported. In order to understand the mechanism of high expression of Chil3 in A...
October 2016: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27225800/angiostrongylus-cantonensis-a-review-of-its-distribution-molecular-biology-and-clinical-significance-as-a-human-pathogen
#20
Joel Barratt, Douglas Chan, Indy Sandaradura, Richard Malik, Derek Spielman, Rogan Lee, Deborah Marriott, John Harkness, John Ellis, Damien Stark
Angiostrongylus cantonensis is a metastrongyloid nematode found widely in the Asia-Pacific region, and the aetiological agent of angiostrongyliasis; a disease characterized by eosinophilic meningitis. Rattus rats are definitive hosts of A. cantonensis, while intermediate hosts include terrestrial and aquatic molluscs. Humans are dead-end hosts that usually become infected upon ingestion of infected molluscs. A presumptive diagnosis is often made based on clinical features, a history of mollusc consumption, eosinophilic pleocytosis in cerebral spinal fluid, and advanced imaging such as computed tomography...
2016: Parasitology
keyword
keyword
88668
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"