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.
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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]
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Fatal human pulmonary infection caused by an Angiostrongylus like nematode.
The organism most commonly causing eosinophilic meningitis is a rat lung worm called angiostrongylus cantonensis.
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).
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 cantonensis.
Take the relationship between the canine lungworm, Angiostrongylus vasorum, and a poor wee scruffy dog we saw the other day.