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(Angiostrongyliasis Neurologic)
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  • Parelaphostrongylus tenuis Cerebrospinal Nematodiasis in a Horse with Cervical Scoliosis and Meningomyelitis. [Case Reports]
    J Vet Intern Med 2017; 31(3):890-893Mittelman NS, Divers TJ, … Johnson AL
  • There are reports of horses with acute onset acquired cervical scoliosis and cutaneous analgesia. The underlying dorsal gray column myelitis that produces these neurologic signs has been only presumptively attributed to migration of Parelaphostrongylus tenuis within the spinal cord. Despite previous confirmation brain by polymerase chain reaction testing, of P. tenuis within the brain of horses b…
  • Aberrant Ancylostoma sp. in the brain of a dog. [Case Reports]
    Vet Parasitol 2016; 223:210-3Perry A, Dangoudoubiyam S, … Rodrigues-Hoffmann A
  • A 14-month-old, male American Bulldog presented to Texas A&M University Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in August of 2012 for anorexia, hydrophobia and gradually worsening neurologic signs. Grossly hemorrhage on the left side of the caudal cerebrum and cerebellum was observed and histologically corresponded with necrohemorrhagic and lymphoplasmacytic encephalitis associated with adult nemato…
  • Eosinophilia à deux: a brain nagging souvenir from the Philippines. [Case Reports]
    Infection 2015; 43(5):615-7Lammers AJ, Goorhuis A, … van Vugt M
  • Angiostrongylus cantonensis is the most common cause of eosinophilic meningitis. Although a rare condition among travelers, increased travel and global transportation of food products may result in more cases across non-endemic, developed countries in the future. We here describe two men with headache and painful skin after visiting the Philippines as presenting symptoms. Subsequently, confusion …
  • The potential danger of eating wild lettuce: a brief review of human rat lungworm infection. [Case Reports]
    Hawaii J Med Public Health 2014; 73(11 Suppl 2):28-32Ewers EC, Anisowicz SK
  • Angiostrongylus cantonensis, the causative agent of human rat lungworm disease, is the most common cause of eosinophilic meningitis worldwide and is endemic throughout Asia Pacific. It is acquired through the consumption of infected freshwater mollusks or contaminated produce. Human angiostrongyliasis is usually a self-limited disease presenting with headache and various neurologic sequelae varyi…
  • Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection in captive Geoffroy's tamarins (Saguinus geoffroyi). [Case Reports]
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 2014; 245(7):821-7Kottwitz JJ, Perry KK, … Hendrix CM
  • CONCLUSIONS: To our knowledge, these represent the first cases of A cantonensis infection in Geoffroy's tamarins and the first report of its presence in the United States not associated with a major shipping port. The presence of a mature worm in the lungs of 1 tamarin suggested completion of the parasite life cycle, previously reported only in rats.
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