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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3181f69a3c
Case Reports

Meningoencephalitis and Visceral Larva Migrans in a Woman With Intense Exposure to Cats

Tobin, Ellis H. MD*; Zhang, Jianhui MD†; Maton, Bruno MD‡

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Abstract

A 42-year-old woman developed eosinophilic meningitis after exposure to cats. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed numerous areas of abnormal enhancement. A lung nodule contained eosinophilic infiltrates. Toxocara antibodies were present in serum and cerebrospinal fluid. Meningoencephalitis and visceral larva migrans due to Toxocara cati are postulated.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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