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.

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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Humans are incidental hosts of Angiostrongylus cantonensis nematodes; global distribution of these nematodes is being increasingly recognized (1).
is e Caused by the parasite Angiostrongylus vasorum, it is being called 'an emerging disease', and is spreading through the UK.
More and more dog owners have recently become aware of a disease which has been diagnosed more frequently over the last years throughout many European countries Angiostrongylus vasorum (Lungworm/ French Heartworm).
Pomacea canaliculata can cause losses in agriculture (COWI, 2002) and public health problems because it is an intermediate host of the nematode Angiostrongylus cantonensis, responsible for causing meningitis in humans (SONG et al.
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.
First record of molluscs naturally infected with Angiostrongylus cantonensis (Chen, 1935) (Nematoda: Metastrongylidae) in Brazil.
One particularly life-threatening lungworm is the Angiostrongylus vasorum.
Histopathological Findings in the Central Nervous System of Rattus norvegicus Infected with Angiostrongylus cantonensis
B pathway in BALB/c mice with eosinophilic meningoencephalitis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis .
martensi identified the presence of Angiostrongylus cantonensis (a cause of eosinophilic meningitis in humans) but also interacted with at least two other nematode species (Qvarnstrom et al.
Effects of amorphous and polymorphs of PF1022A, a new antinematode drug, on Angiostrongylus costaricensis in mice.
La comunidad parasitaria de Akodon montensis estuvo constituida por Tapironema coronatum, Stilestrongylus aculeata, Trichofreitasia lenti, Angiostrongylus morerai, Syphacia carlitosi, Trichuris navonae, Eucolues sp.