Angiostrongylus costaricensis

An·gi·o·stron·gy·lus cos·tar·i·cen·'sis

a nematode parasite of rats and other rodents in Central America, found to infect humans, in whom they locate in the mesenteric arteries; infective third-stage larvae have been found in the slug Vaginulus plebeius.

Angiostrongylus costaricensis

A filiform intestinal nematode endemic to Central and South America, which is found primarily in snails and veronicellid slugs (the obligate intermediate hosts) and in its definitive hosts, rodents (Sigmodon hispidus, Rattus rattus, et al.); humans are accidental hosts when larvae are ingested, resulting in abdominal angiostrongylosis.


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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Colley and Fischer (2009) claimed that the African snail is host of nematodes of the species Angiostrongylus costaricensis Morera & Cespedes, 1971, which causes diseases to human (zoonoses) such as angiostrongyliasis or abdominal angiostrongylosis.
Potentiality of Achatina fulica Bowdich, 1822 (Mollusca: Gastropoda) as intermediate host of the Angiostrongylus costaricensis Morera & Cespedes 1971.
Low susceptibility of Achatina fulica from Brazil to infection with Angiostrongylus costaricensis and A.
Essas lesmas sao hospedeiros intermediarios potenciais de um nematodeo, Angiostrongylus costaricensis (6), agente da angiostrongiliase abdominal (7,8).
Pode transmitir duas especies de vermes: Angiostrongylus costaricensis e Angiostrongylus cantonensis".
N) Strongyloides cebus (N) Trypanoxyuris minutus (N) Ateles geoffroyi Angiostrongylus costaricensis (N) Oxyuris sp.
En estas dos decadas, dentro del area tematica predominante, destaca la publicacion de la descripcion de un nuevo nematodo parasito del ser humano, Angiostrongylus costaricensis (Moreray Cespedes 1971).
La rata de milpa o rata algodonera (Sigmodon hispidus), tiene gran interes en Costa Rica, no solo desde el punto de vista economico, como plaga en diferentes cultivos (Hilje 1992a,b), sino tambien desde el punto de vista medico, por ser el huesped definitivo de Angiostrongylus costaricensis (Morera 1971) y desde un punto de vista experimental como hospedero en la toxoplasmosis (Chinchilla et al.
It also acts as an intermediate host in the life cycle of parasites, such as Eurytrema coelomaticum (Giard et Billet, 1892) Looss, 1907 (Mattos, 1987), Postharmostomum gallinum Witenberg, 1923 (Amato and Bezerra 1989), and Angiostrongylus costaricensis (Morera and Cespedes, 1971) (Thiengo 1995), acquiring medical, economic, veterinary and zoonotic importance.