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Angiostrongyliasis: Introduction

Angiostrongyliasis: Infection by a parasitic worm (Angiostrongylus). Infection can occur through eating contaminated raw animals such as snails, slugs, prawns or crabs which act as hosts to these parasites. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Angiostrongyliasis is available below.

Symptoms of Angiostrongyliasis

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Angiostrongyliasis: Deaths

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Angiostrongyliasis: Complications

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Causes of Angiostrongyliasis

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Definitions of Angiostrongyliasis:

A species of parasitic nematodes distributed throughout the Pacific islands that infests the lungs of domestic rats. Human infection, caused by consumption of raw slugs and land snails, results in eosinophilic meningitis. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Angiostrongyliasis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Angiostrongyliasis, or a subtype of Angiostrongyliasis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Angiostrongyliasis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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More information about Angiostrongyliasis

  1. Angiostrongyliasis: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Deaths
  8. Complications

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