Angiostrongylus costaricensis

An·gi·o·stron·gy·lus cos·tar·i·cen·'sis

a nematode parasite of rats and other rodents in Central America, found to infect humans, in whom they locate in the mesenteric arteries; infective third-stage larvae have been found in the slug Vaginulus plebeius.

Angiostrongylus costaricensis

A filiform intestinal nematode endemic to Central and South America, which is found primarily in snails and veronicellid slugs (the obligate intermediate hosts) and in its definitive hosts, rodents (Sigmodon hispidus, Rattus rattus, et al.); humans are accidental hosts when larvae are ingested, resulting in abdominal angiostrongylosis.
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Angiostrongylus costaricensis, a neotropical parasite with a controversial diagnosis and treatment.
Mollusks presence in crops may also raise public health issues since several species can be naturally infected with helminths causing human diseases, such as Angiostrongylus costaricensis (Moreira & Cespedes, 1971), which causes abdominal angiostrongyliasis, and Angiostrongylus cantonensis (Chen, 1935), which is the etiological agent of eosinophilic meningitis (OHLWEILER et al., 2010).
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.
5.2 Angiostrongylus costaricensis (Morera e Cespedes, 1971)
hispidus es uno de los principales hospederos de Angiostrongylus costaricensis, Rodentolepis nana e Hymenolepis diminuta, siendo posible que otras especies de Sigmodon esten involucradas en la trasmision de estos parasitos (Mota y Lenzi 2005; Rodriguez et al.
Essas lesmas sao hospedeiros intermediarios potenciais de um nematodeo, Angiostrongylus costaricensis (6), agente da angiostrongiliase abdominal (7,8).
Angiostrongylus costaricensis Morera and Cespedes, 1971
The intermediate hosts of Angiostrongylus costaricensis are usually slugs of the family Veronicellidae, particularly of genus Sarasinula (Thiengo, 1996) and Phyllocaulis (Graeff-Teixeira et al., 1989).
En estas dos decadas, dentro del area tematica predominante, destaca la publicacion de la descripcion de un nuevo nematodo parasito del ser humano, Angiostrongylus costaricensis (Moreray Cespedes 1971).