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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

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Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz vol.88 no.3 Rio de Janeiro July/Sept. 1993

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02761993000300020 

On the diversity of mollusc intermediate hosts of Angiostrongylus costaricensis Morera & Cespedes, 1971 in southern BrazilTeixeiraCarlos GraeffThiengoSilvana C.ThomeJosé WillibaldoMedeirosAline BuenoCamillo-CouraLeaAgostiniAventino A. Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas Porto Alegre Brasil Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Departamento de Malacologia Rio de Janeiro Brasil Unversidade de Passo Fundo, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas Passo Fundo Brasil Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Departamento de Medicina Tropical Rio de Janeiro Brasil 091993883487489Veronicellid slugs are considered the most important intermediate hosts of Angiostrongylus costaricensis, an intra-arterial nematode of rodents. Studies undertaken in three localities in southern Brazil led to identification of molluscs other than veronicellid slugs as hosts of A. costaricensis: Limax maximus, Limax flavus and Bradybaena similaris. These data indicate a low host specificity of larval stages of A. costaricensis, as it has been reported to other congeneric species.Angiostrongylus costaricensisLimax maximusLimax flavusBradybaena similarisMegalobulimus abbreviatusabdominal angiostrongyliasisveronicellid slugsFull text available only in PDF format.Texto completo disponível apenas em PDF.