Disease Information for Trichinella meningoencephalitis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Paroxysmal Shivering
Rigors/Shaking chills
Teeth Chattering
Uncontrollable Shaking
Altered mental status Mental status change
Cognitive defect
Confusion/agitation on exam
Confusion/Disoriented
Headache
Meningeal Signs
Stiff neck/Nuchal rigidity
Sudden unconsciousness
Acutely ill patient/signs
Chills
Constitutional symptoms
Fever
Fever Febrile Possible
Fever in kids
Flu-Like Syndrome
High body temperature
Visual symptoms
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Presentation/Eosinophilia and Meningoencephalitis
Presentation/Recurrent Aseptic Meningitis
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute on subacute
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Subacute
Demographics & Risk Factors
Population Group
Population/Previously well
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Acute inflammatory markers elevated (Lab)
Transaminase elevation (Lab)
CSF abnormal
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Aspartamine aminotransferase (SGOT, AST) (Lab)
AST (SGOT) (aspartamine transferase) (Lab)
CSF Cells
CSF IGG synthesis rate
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
Lumbar puncture/Increased CSF pressure/LP test
Pathology
PATH/Brain/Leptomeningeal Lesions
PATH/Encephalitis/hemorrhagic/granulomatous/acute
PATH/Eosinophilic infiltrate/tissue
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
CNS disease/involvement
Hemiparesis
Hemiplegia
Meningitis
Meningitis, chronic
Myelitis, transverse
Peripheral neuropathy
Polyneuritis
Transverse myelitis, subacute
Trichinella meningoencephalitis
Polyneuropathy
Recurrent Meningitis
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Parasites (category)
AGENT/Zoonosis disease (ex)
Class
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Overwhelming larval/parasitemia possible
Pathophysiology/CSF Pressure Increased
Process
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Contraindication
TX/Antihelmithic drugs Caution
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Corticosteroid (Cortisone)
RX/Dexamethasone (Decadron)
RX/Flubendazole (Veterinary drug/not FDA)
RX/Mebendazole (Vermox)
RX/Prednisone (Deltasone)
Definition
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External Links Related to Trichinella meningoencephalitis
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PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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