Angiostrongyliasis cantonensis (eosinophilic meningitis, Alicata's disease).

  title={Angiostrongyliasis cantonensis (eosinophilic meningitis, Alicata's disease).},
  author={Karel Jindr{\'a}k},
  journal={Contemporary neurology series},
Angiostrongyliasis is an infectious disease caused by nematode parasites of the genus Angiostrongylus. The rat lung worm Angiostrongylus cantonensis, primarily a parasite of rodents, is largely responsible for human cases of eosinophilic meningitis, or meningoencerphalitis, which occurs on many Pacific islands and in Southeast Asia. The disorder, which frequently occurs in epidemic extent, is caused by invasion of the central nervous system by developing larvae of the parasite. The infection is… CONTINUE READING