Nematodes are roundworms characterized by a tough outer cuticle, unsegmented bodies, and a fully developed gastrointestinal tract. The order Strongylida includes hookworms and lungworms. Metastrongyloidea are characterized as long, slender, threadlike worms that reside in the lungs of the definitive host. Angiostrongylus costaricensis is a closely related worm that causes intestinal Angiostrongyliasis. Different symptoms like nausea, vomiting, neck stifness.
Types of Angiostrongylus: There are 2 types of Angiostrongylus they are reservoirs and vectors. These plays a vital role in infection of disease. Tests and Diagnosis: Diagnosis of Angiostrongylus can be done by different tests they are Lumbar Puncture, Brain Imaging and Serology. Treatment: It can be treated by using different medicines they are Antihelminthics, anti-inflammatory, By using antihelminthics we can reduce helminthes in the body. By using anti-inflamatory medicines are used for reduce infections caused by parasitic nematodes.
Statistics: Autochthonous Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection has been little recognized in the continental Spain with the exception of Louisiana. In contrast, it was recognized in Hawai‘i in the early 1960s, and the parasite has been considered endemic since. However, infections were rare until late 2004, when a case cluster was noted on the Island of Hawai‘i