Angiostrongylus

Angiostrongylus

 [an″je-o-stron´jĭ-lus]
a genus of nematode parasites. A. cantonen´sis has been reported in cases of human meningoencephalitis in the Pacific and eastern Asia. A. vaso´rum parasitizes the pulmonary arteries of dogs.

Angiostrongylus

(an'jē-ō-stron'jĭ-lŭs),
A genus of metastrongyle nematodes parasitic in respiratory or circulatory systems of rodents, carnivores, and marsupials.
Synonym(s): Parastrongylus
[G. angeion, vessel, + strongylos, round]

Angiostrongylus

/An·gio·stron·gy·lus/ (-stron´jĭ-lus) a genus of nematode parasites. A. cantonen´sis causes eosinophilic meningitis and A. costaricen´sis is associated with abdominal pain, vomiting, and a lower right quadrant mass.

Angiostrongylus

Etymology: Gk, angeion, vessel + strongylos, round
a genus of parasitic nematodes. Species A. cantonensis and A. costaricensis normally infect other animals but can cause angiostrongyliasis in humans.

Angiostrongylus

a genus of worms of the family Angiostrongylidae.

Angiostrongylus cantonensis
the rat lungworm which may cause eosinophilic meningitis in humans and other species including dogs.
Angiostrongylus costaricensis
parasitizes the blood vessels of the alimentary tract of wild rodents and may infect humans causing eosinophilic granulomas in the intestine.
Angiostrongylus mackerrasae
a rat lungworm which may also cause eosinophilic meningitis in humans.
Angiostrongylus vasorum
the 'lungworm' of dogs; occurs in the pulmonary artery and right ventricle of dogs and foxes. Pulmonary emphysema and fibrosis may be accompanied by congestive heart failure.
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The rat lungworm, Angiostrongylus (Parastrongylus) cantonensis, causes eosinophilic meningitis in humans (4) and various disease manifestations (meningoencephalitis, neurologic disorders) in atypical host species, including wildlife and captive animals (5).
Three were necropsied, and histopathology of the brains and spinal cords revealed migrating nematodes, which were identified as Angiostrongylus cantonensis.
The rat lungworm, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, traditionally found in the Asia-Pacific region, has been identified recently for the first time in rats in KZN at a substantial prevalence of 14%.
The Exeter University study was commissioned as a resource for dog owners, whose pets are at risk from a potentially fatal parasite spread by slugs and snails, the lungworm Angiostrongylus vasorum.
A faecal sample sent to forensics contained larvae of the dastardly Angiostrongylus vasorum worm, aka lungworm.
He also has been involved in clinical research on the parasite, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, responsible for most cases of eosinophilic meningitis, world-wide.
In addition to its agricultural importance, the giant African snail is a vector of the rat lung worm, the parasitic nematode, Angiostrongylus cantonensis Chen 1935 (Nematoda: Metastrongylidae), has been implicated in the spread of human cerebral angiostrongyliasis (or eosinophilic meningitis) throughout the Pacific Basin (Bisseru 1971; Chen 1974; Carney et al.
Eamsobhana 2013 Definitive rodent hosts of the rat lungworm Angiostrongylus cantonensis.
Invasive snails and an emerging infectious disease: results from the first national survey on Angiostrongylus cantonensis in China.
Then of course we have lungworm or Angiostrongylus - firmly established in West Wales and the south coast, creeping ever nearer.
Brian Sargeant from Marske Vets is warning dog owners about an infection picked up from lungworms - angiostrongylus vasorum.
Maximum infestation rate with Toxocara canis (12%) and minimum infestation rate with Angiostrongylus vasorum (1%) in this study were observed.