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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

Citation

Riedel, David, and Paul G Auwaerter. "Angiostrongylus." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2017. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540025/all/Angiostrongylus.
Riedel D, Auwaerter PG. Angiostrongylus. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2017. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540025/all/Angiostrongylus. Accessed May 24, 2019.
Riedel, D., & Auwaerter, P. G. (2017). Angiostrongylus. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540025/all/Angiostrongylus
Riedel D, Auwaerter PG. Angiostrongylus [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2017. [cited 2019 May 24]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540025/all/Angiostrongylus.
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