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

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Omar dos Santos Carvalho; Horácio MS Teles; Ester Maria Mota; Cristiane Lafetá Gomes Furtado de Mendonça; Henrique Leonel Lenzi;
(2003)
  • Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical (SBMT)
  • Journal: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical (issn: 0037-8682, eissn: 1678-9849)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1590/S0037-86822003000600017
  • Subject: Achatina fulica | Angiostrongylus costaricensis | Infecção experimental | Angiostrongilíase abdominal | Achatina fulica | Angiostrongylus costaricensis | Experimental infection | Abdominal angiostrongyliasis | Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine | RC955-962

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 angios... View more
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