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Detection of A. cantonensis by qPCR in Laos

Abstract:

Humans are incidental hosts of Angiostrongylus cantonensis, a nematode with an increasingly recognised global distribution (1). Ingestion of larvae from undercooked infected snails or food contaminated with mollusc secretions can result in the migration of A. cantonensis through the human central nervous system (CNS) (2). The presence of the parasite and associated inflammation in the CNS can contribute to a meningoencephalitic syndrome, typified by a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) eosinophilia ≥...

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In press
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Rattanavong, S More by this author
Bharucha, T More by this author
Sengvilaipaseuth, O More by this author
Dubot-Pérès, A More by this author
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Publisher:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Publisher's website
Journal:
Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal website
Publication date:
2017
Acceptance date:
2017-08-31
EISSN:
1080-6059
ISSN:
1080-6040
Pubs id:
pubs:742117
URN:
uri:12493812-75f1-45a5-8adf-50ec82f5f071
UUID:
uuid:12493812-75f1-45a5-8adf-50ec82f5f071
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pubs:742117

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