What is the role of Gnathostoma spinigerum (G spinigerum) in the development of eosinophilic meningoencephalitis?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Gnathostoma spinigerum, a GI parasite of wild and domestic dogs and cats, may cause eosinophilic meningoencephalitis. Humans acquire the infection after ingesting undercooked infected fish and poultry.


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