publication . Article . 2003

Potentiality of Achatina fulica Bowdich, 1822 (Mollusca: Gastropoda) as intermediate host of the Angiostrongylus costaricensis Morera & Céspedes 1971 Achatina fulica Bowdich, 1822 (Mollusca: Gastropoda) como hospedeiro intermediário potencial do Angiostrongylus costaricensis Morera & Céspedes 1971

Omar dos Santos Carvalho; Horácio MS Teles; Ester Maria Mota; Cristiane Lafetá Gomes Furtado de Mendonça; Henrique Leonel Lenzi;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2003 Journal: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical (issn: 0037-8682, eissn: 1678-9849, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical (SBMT)
Abstract
Samples of Achatina fulica were experimentally infected with Angiostrongylus costaricensis larvae, etiological agent of abdominal angiostrongyliasis, showing that A. fulica is susceptible to the parasite. Achatina fulica may be a risk to urbanization of abdominal angiostrongyliasis presumably due to its high proliferation, continuous dispersion and remarkable adaptation in several Brazilian towns.<br>Exemplares de Achatina fulica foram experimentalmente infectados com larvas de Angiostrongylus costaricensis, agente etiológico da angiostrongiliase abdominal, mostrando-se susceptíveis ao parasita. Achatina fulica pode representar um risco para a urbanização da ang...
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free text keywords: Achatina fulica, Angiostrongylus costaricensis, Infecção experimental, Angiostrongilíase abdominal, Achatina fulica, Angiostrongylus costaricensis, Experimental infection, Abdominal angiostrongyliasis, Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine, RC955-962
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