[intestinal perforation by angiostrongylus costaricensis. a report of 2 cases].two cases of abdominal angiostronylosis with terminal ileum perforation are reported. the first two cases diagnosed in panama of a well established eosinophilic granulomatous process which affects mostly children in costa rica. the parasite angiostrongylus costaricensis has been demonstrated in cases with a geographic range, from mexico down to brazil. the parasite has been found in rodents in panama (sigmodon hispidus and rattus rattus) with an still pending further epidemiological and serologi ...19921620898
[natural murine infestation by angiostrongylus costaricensis morera and cespedes, 1971 in guadeloupe].in 1992, two cases of abdominal angiostrongylosis were reported in young guadeloupean children. with a view to determine the natural infestation rate of guadeloupe rodents (rattus rattus, r. norvegicus) by angiostrongylus costaricensis, 656 rats caught in the country have been examined. both murine species are naturally infested (6.2% in r. rattus and 14.9% in r. norvegicus), which gives a total prevalence of 7.5%. this total prevalence is higher in the tourist area. a complementary investigatio ...19937819811
angiostrongylus cantonensis and rat lungworm disease in brazil.the metastrongyloid nematode genus angiostrongylus includes 18 species, two of which are relevant from a medical standpoint, angiostrongylus costaricensis and angiostrongylus cantonensis. the first was described from costa rica in 1971 and causes abdominal angiostrongyliasis in the americas, including in brazil. angiostrongylus cantonensis, first described in 1935 from canton, china, is the causative agent of eosinophilic meningitis. the natural definitive hosts are rodents, and molluscs are the ...201323901376
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