The distribution of Angiostrongylus cantonensis (Chen) in the central nervous system of laboratory rats.


The distribution of preadult Angiostrongylus cantonensis helminths in various regions of the central nervous system of rats, infected with varying doses of larvae, was studied. A dose of 10 000 larvae proved to be lethal; the rats showed paralytic symptoms and loss of vision prior to death. A very low dose of 15 larvae also proved to be infective to the… (More)