Angiostrongylus

David Riedel, M.D., Paul G. Auwaerter, M.D.
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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Nematode (roundworm) parasites causing 2 distinct syndromes:
    • A. cantonensis (rat lungworm): perhaps the most common cause of eosinophilic meningitis, Fig
    • A. costaricensis: cause of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (abdominal angiostrongylus).
  • Rats are definitive hosts; mollusks (snails and slugs) are intermediate hosts.

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Last updated: August 2, 2017

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