angiostrongyliasis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Angiostrongylus +‎ -iasis

Noun[edit]

angiostrongyliasis (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) Infection by a nematode of the genus Angiostrongylus.
    • 2015 August 1, “Mitochondrial Genome Supports Sibling Species of Angiostrongylus costaricensis (Nematoda: Angiostrongylidae)”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0134581:
      It is endemic to the Americas (from southern USA to northern Argentina in South America) and in humans causes abdominal or intestinal angiostrongyliasis, which mimics appendicitis with eosinophilia [5 ,6 ].