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(Angiostrongyliasis costaricensis)
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  • Molecular diagnosis of abdominal angiostrongyliasis by PCR using serum samples. [Journal Article]
    Parasitol Res. 2023 Feb; 122(2):381-385.Amaral FUI, Zorzi NR, … Vieira MIB
  • Abdominal angiostrongyliasis (AA) is a zoonotic disease caused by the nematode Angiostrongylus costaricensis, which is endemic in southern Brazil. Humans become infected by ingesting third-stage (L3) larvae and are considered accidental hosts since neither eggs nor first-stage (L1) larvae are found in feces. The definitive diagnosis can be made by histopathologic examination of surgical specimens…
  • Case Report: Abdominal Angiostrongyliasis in the Amazon of Ecuador. [Case Reports]
    Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2022 Apr 04 [Online ahead of print]Calvopiña M, Guerra-Vilca J, … Ocaña-Amores E
  • Abdominal angiostrongyliasis, a foodborne parasitic disease, caused by the zoonotic nematode Angiostrongylus costaricensis, is a rarely reported human eosinophilic enteritis, only been diagnosed in the America continent. The adult worm invades arteries, most frequently those in the right ileocolic region, and causes abdominal symptoms. Currently, the only definitive diagnosis is by identifying th…
  • Angiostrongylus spp. (Nematoda; Metastrongyloidea) of global public health importance. [Review]
    Res Vet Sci. 2021 Mar; 135:397-403.da Silva AJ, Morassutti AL
  • Human angiostrongyliasis is an important foodborne zoonosis, caused by the infection with Angiostrongylus costaricensis and Angiostrongylus cantonensis. These two species have a significant public health impact in different areas of the world. Angiostrongyliasis is re-emerging and expanding to urban settings rising significant concerns regarding the control of these infections. This review focuse…
  • Abdominal angiostrongyliasis, report of two cases and analysis of published reports from Colombia. [Case Reports]
    Biomedica. 2020 06 15; 40(2):233-242.Bolaños F, Jurado-Zambrano LF, … Jiménez JM
  • Abdominal angiostrongyliasis is a parasitic zoonosis, endemic in the American continent. Its etiological agent is Angiostrongylus costaricensis, a nematode whose definitive hosts are rats and other rodents and the intermediate hosts, slugs. Mammals acquire the infection by consuming vegetables contaminated with L3 larvae. The disease shows a heterogeneous clinical spectrum and given its low incid…
  • Angiostrongyliasis infection masquerading as granulomatosis with polyangiitis: a case-based review. [Case Reports]
    Rheumatol Int. 2020 Jul; 40(7):1171-1176.Elghawy AA, Skopis M, … Bag-Ozbek A
  • Pulmonary angiitis is a small vessel vasculitis commonly reported in granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) but is rarely attributed to angiostrongyliasis. We report a case of a patient with well-controlled rheumatoid arthritis, who was treated for GPA based on lung biopsy results with glucocorticoids (GC). Upon re-review of the initial pathology, along with peripheral eosinophilia and history of…
  • Activity profiling of peptidases in Angiostrongylus costaricensis first-stage larvae and adult worms. [Journal Article]
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 10; 12(10):e0006923.Rebello KM, McKerrow JH, … Neves-Ferreira AGC
  • CONCLUSIONS: The proteolytic activities in adult worm and L1 lysates were characterized using a highly diversified library of peptide substrates and the activity was validated using a selection of fluorescent substrates. Taken together, peptidase signatures for different developmental stages of this parasite has improved our understanding of the disease pathogenesis and may be useful as potential drug targets or vaccine candidates.
  • Angiostrongylus spp. in the Americas: geographical and chronological distribution of definitive hosts versus disease reports. [Journal Article]
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2018 Mar; 113(3):143-152.Valente R, Robles MDR, … Diaz JI
  • CONCLUSIONS: Consequently, many cases for angiostrongyliasis could have gone unreported or unrecognised throughout history and in the nowadays. Moreover, the population expansion and the climatic changes invite to make broader and more complete range of observation on the species that involve possible epidemiological risks. This paper integrates and shows the current distribution of Angiostrongylus species in America, being this information very relevant for establishing prevention, monitoring and contingency strategies in the region.
  • Abdominal Angiostrongyliasis: A Presentation of Eosinophilic Granulomatous Colitis. [Case Reports]
    Int J Surg Pathol. 2018 Aug; 26(5):475-478.Walls T, Cavuoti D, … Park JY
  • We present a case of a 4-year-old girl with abdominal angiostrongyliasis who presented with persistent fevers, hepatosplenomegaly, acute abdominal pain, and eosinophilia. Computed tomography scan identified thickening of the ascending colon with a narrowed lumen. Endoscopic evaluation revealed ulcerations and erythema in the ascending colon. The microscopic findings in biopsies included active ch…
  • Evaluating host-parasite co-adaptation relationships involving Angiostrongylus costaricensis. [Journal Article]
    J Helminthol. 2019 Jan; 93(1):76-80.Garrido CT, Morassutti AL, … Graeff-Teixeira C
  • Angiostrongylus costaricensis is a parasite that infects rodents, including the wild cotton rat Sigmodon hispidus and pygmy rice rats Oligoryzomys spp., among others. However, urban Rattus norvegicus and Mus musculus have not been identified as important hosts of A. costaricensis. In this study, Swiss mice (SW), Wistar R. norvegicus (RN), wild Oligoryzomys nigripes (ON) and a local strain of M. m…
  • High-dose enoxaparin in the treatment of abdominal angiostrongyliasis in Swiss mice. [Journal Article]
    J Helminthol. 2018 Nov; 92(6):662-667.Sandri ASS, Rodriguez R, … Vieira MIB
  • Abdominal angiostrongyliasis (AA) is caused by Angiostrongylus costaricensis, which inhabits mesenteric arteries. There is no drug treatment for AA, and since intestinal infarction due to thrombi is one of the main complications of the disease, the use of anticoagulants may be a treatment option. Thus, we aimed to assess the effect of high doses of enoxaparin on the prevention of ischaemic intest…
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