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

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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.
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  • Foster CE; Nicholson EG; Chun AC; Gharfeh M; Anvari S; Seeborg FO; Lopez MA; Campbell JR; Marquez L; Starke JR
  • Start Page

  • 1475
  • End Page

  • 1478
  • Volume

  • 63
  • Issue

  • 11