Angiostrongylus cantonensis

Angiostrongylus cantonensis is a parasitic nematode (roundworm) that causes Angiostrongyliasis, the most common cause of eosinophilic meningitis in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Basin. The nematode commonly resides in the pulmonary arteries of rats, giving it the nickname the rat lungworm. Snails are the primary intermediate hosts, where larvae d...
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angiostrongylus cantonensis

A species of parasitic nematodes distributed throughout the pacific islands that infests the lungs of domestic rats. Human infection, caused by consumption of raw slugs and land snails, results in eosinophilic meningitis. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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Angiostrongylus cantonensis

Type: Term Definitions: 1. lungworm of rodents, a species transmitted by infected mollusks ingested by rodents; larvae develop in the brain and migrate to lungs, where the adult worms are found; thought to cause eosinophilic encephalomeningitis in humans in the Pacific basin; larvae have been removed from cerebrospinal fluid and the anterior chambe...
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