Biology

 

Causal Agents:

The nematode (roundworm) Angiostrongylus cantonensis, the rat lungworm, is the most common cause of human eosinophilic meningitis. In addition, Angiostrongylus (Parastrongylus) costaricensis is the causal agent of abdominal, or intestinal, angiostrongyliasis.

Life Cycle of Angiostrongylus cantonensis

Life Cycle of Angiostrongylus costaricensis

 

 

 

Life cycle image and information courtesy of DPDx.

Page last reviewed: June 20, 2019