angiostrongyliasis


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angiostrongyliasis

 [an″je-o-stron″jĭ-li´ah-sis]
infection by nematodes of the genus Angiostrongylus.

angiostrongyliasis

/an·gio·stron·gy·li·a·sis/ (an″je-o-stron″jĭ-li´ah-sis) infection with Angiostrongylus cantonensis.

angiostrongyliasis

[an′jē·ō·stron′ji·lī′ə·sis]
infection by a species of Angiostrongylus. Infection comes after eating contaminated raw or insufficiently cooked hosts such as snails, slugs, prawns, or crabs. Adult worms live in rat intestines, in which females lay eggs yielding first stage larvae. These larvae hatch and migrate to the rat's pharynx, where they are swallowed and shed in the feces and ingested by an intermediate host, such as snails or slugs. Most cases occur in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Basin. A. costaricensis causes abdominal or intestinal angiostrongyliasis. Abdominal cases have been reported in Costa Rica and occur most commonly in young children. A. cantonensis larvae migrate to the central nervous system and cause eosinophilic meningitis.

angiostrongyliasis

Infestation with the rat worm parasites Angiostrongylus cantonensis and A. costaricensis usually acquired by eating snails, shrimps or fish, the intermediate hosts. The former parasite can affect the brain causing eosinophilic MENINGITIS or the eyes causing visual loss. A. costaricensis causes eosinophilic GASTROENTERITIS.

angiostrongyliasis

infection by nematodes of the genus Angiostrongylus.
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Formal diagnosis of angiostrongyliasis is difficult because the parasite is typically present in low numbers within the CSF (3).
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.
Endemic angiostrongyliasis in the Brazilian Amazon: natural parasitism of Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Rattus rattus and R.
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.
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Human angiostrongyliasis is usually mild and self-limiting, and recovery takes place within a week, but paraesthesiae and muscular weakness may persist for years and represent chronic forms of the disease.
Clinical and epidemiological aspects of abdominal angiostrongyliasis in Southern Brazil.
Occurrence of Achatina fulica Bowdich, 1822 (Mollusca, Gastropoda) in Brazil: intermediate snail host of angiostrongyliasis.
Michael Powell has written the book with Dr Oliver Fischer and can offer you anything from, say, angiostrongyliasis (you have to eat snails or let snails and slugs trail over your unwashed lettuce, so I should be OK) to Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome (a rare condition with internal tumours).
Abdominal angiostrongyliasis in a spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi).
Definitive diagnosis of angiostrongyliasis is established by the detection of A.