angiostrongylosis

an·gi·o·stron·gy·lo·sis

(an'jē-ō-stron'ji-lō'sis),
Infection of animals and humans with nematodes of the genus Angiostrongylus.
See also: eosinophilic meningitis.

angiostrongylosis

An abdominal infection by Angiostrongylus costaricensis, which primarily affects children in Central and South America.
 
Clinical findings
Abdominal pain, chills, nausea, diarrhoea and ileocecal or appendiceal eosinophilia; ± accompanied by lymph node, liver or testicular involvement.

Diagnosis
ELISA.
 
Hosts
Rodents (cotton rat), humans.

angiostrongylosis

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