Acute cysticercal meningitis—Missed diagnosis

Department of Pediatric Medicine, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Maulana Azad Medical College, Geeta Colony, Delhi-110 031, India.
The Indian Journal of Pediatrics (Impact Factor: 0.87). 10/2006; 73(9):835-7. DOI: 10.1007/BF02790397
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Neurocysticercosis is the commonest CNS parasitic disease worldwide but cysticercal meningoencephalitis is relatively rare, especially in Indian patients. We herein report a girl with cysticercal meningitis that was initially not suspected and later diagnosed on the basis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) eosinophilia. The need for CSF examination with wright-giemsa staining to avoid missing CSF eosinophilia is discussed.

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