Fatal human pulmonary infection caused by an Angiostrongylus
The organism most commonly causing eosinophilic meningitis is a rat lung worm called angiostrongylus
Notes: Chabaud (1972) included this species in the genus Parastrongylus Baylis, 1928, which is considered a subgenus of Angiostrongylus
Kamensky, 1905 by Anderson (1978).
For example, the uncommon infection sparganosis is given the same coverage as cysticercosis and echinococcosis, and more space is devoted to infection with Angiostrongylus
than to strongyloidiasis.
fulica is a potential intermediate host of nematodes of medical importance, such as Angiostrongylus
costaricensis Morera and Cespedes, 1971 and Angiostrongylus
cantonensis (Chen, 1935), related to the abdominal and meningocerebral angiostrongyliasis (Thiengo et al., 2007; Maldonado Junior et al., 2010).
Since the first case of the parasite - known as Angiostrongylus
vasorum - was detected in 1975, the disease has spread.
Humans are incidental hosts of Angiostrongylus
cantonensis nematodes; global distribution of these nematodes is being increasingly recognized (1).
This superfamily includes the Angiostrongylidae family, which contains the genus Angiostrongylus
, with nematodes found mostly in the pulmonary artery, its ramifications, and the right ventricle of carnivores (BOWMAN, 2010; SPRATT, 2015).
Chen et al., "Association of matrix metalloproteinase-9 and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinase-4 in cerebrospinal fluid with blood-brain barrier dysfunction in patients with eosinophilic meningitis caused by Angiostrongylus
cantonensis," American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol.
True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer: Humans are accidental hosts of the rat lung-worm Angiostrongylus
Take the relationship between the canine lungworm, Angiostrongylus
vasorum, and a poor wee scruffy dog we saw the other day.