Hematological and histopathological changes in Rattus norvegicus (Wistar) experimentally infected by Angiostrongylus cantonensis (Chen, 1935).

@article{Garcia2014HematologicalAH,
  title={Hematological and histopathological changes in Rattus norvegicus (Wistar) experimentally infected by Angiostrongylus cantonensis (Chen, 1935).},
  author={Juberlan da Silva Garcia and Tatiane Cristina dos Santos Bonfim and Arnaldo Maldonado Junior and Victor Menezes Tunholi and Vin{\'i}cius Menezes Tunholi-Alves and Esther Maria Mota and Raquel de Oliveira Sim{\~o}es and Andr{\'e} Campos Santana and Cl{\'e}ber S Hooper and Jairo Pinheiro and M{\'a}rcio Neves B{\'o}ia},
  journal={Parasitology international},
  year={2014},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={
          631-7
        }
}
Eosinophilic meningitis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis is a zoonosis endemic to Southeast Asia and the Pacific islands. It is considered an emerging disease because it has been expanding both geographically and in terms of the range of hosts. In South America, the first cases were reported in Brazil and were attributed to eating infected snails. In this study, 70 adult females of Rattus norvegicus (Wistar) were used to evaluate hematology, blood gases, cardiac markers and lung… Expand
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