Angiostrongylus

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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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Comparative studies on the life history of Angiostrongylus mackerrasae Bhaibulaya, 1968 and Angiostrongylus cantonensis (Chen, 1935).