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VITAE Academia Biomédica Digital
Centro de Análisis de Imágenes Biomédicas Computarizadas-CAIBC0
ISSN: 1317-987x
No. 52, 2012, pp. 1-9
Bioline Code: va12029
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

VITAE Academia Biomédica Digital, No. 52, 2012, pp. 1-9

 es Achatina fulica check for this species in other resources (Bowdich, 1822) un posible problema de salud pública en Venezuela
Weininger-Cohén, David; Suárez-Cedraro, Desirée C.; Yánez-González, Rosabella; Suárez-Acevedo, Joana A.; Abad-Millán, Héctor; Suárez-Sancho, José A. & Viera-Ramírez, Elizabeth R.

Resumen

Para explorar las repercusiones que ha tenido el ingreso de Achatina fúlica check for this species in other resources a Venezuela, se hizo una revisión sobre los diferentes reportes existentes a nivel local y regional acerca de este molusco y, para establecer el posible problema que puede representar su invasión, vector de varias parasitosis, especialmente aquellas del género Angiostrongylus check for this species in other resources spp, se hizo una revisión a nivel mundial ya que no se cuenta con estudios realizados en el país. Se observó la presencia del molusco en la zona norte, en zonas boscosas y montañosas, como Aragua, Miranda y Sucre, en los cuales se han reportado daños a varias plantaciones y se ha confirmado como vector de varios parásitos. Adicionalmente, se han realizado pocas campañas para controlar la invasión que no han sido exitosas. Pocos casos de angiostrongilosis abdominal se han reportado y ninguno de meningitis eosinofílica. Posibles consecuencias por infección parasitaria en la angiostrongilosis abdominal incluyen apendicitis eosinofílica con infiltración granulomatosa, y perforación u obstrucción de vísceras. Se encontró que en la meningitis eosinofílica se produce daño mecánico y una respuesta de hipersensibilidad tipo 1 y de tipo 2. También se evidenciaron relaciones entre la patología y niveles de C4, IgA, MMP-9, sICAM-1, VEGF y HGF en líquido céfalo raquídeo, indicando daños en la barrera hematoencefálica y producción intratecal de varias moléculas.

Palabras-clave
Achatina fúlica, Caracol gigante africano, Angiostrongylus costaricensis, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, meningitis eosinofílica, Angiostrongylus spp, angiostrongilosis abdominal.

 
 en Achatina fulica check for this species in other resources (Bowdich 1822) a possible Public Health problem in Venezuela
Weininger-Cohén, David; Suárez-Cedraro, Desirée C.; Yánez-González, Rosabella; Suárez-Acevedo, Joana A.; Abad-Millán, Héctor; Suárez-Sancho, José A. & Viera-Ramírez, Elizabeth R.

Abstract

To explore the repercussions of Achatina fulica check for this species in other resources ’s entry in Venezuela, we made an examination of different local and regional reports regarding this mollusk and, in order to establish the possible problem that might represent its invasion as vector of several parasitosis, such as those from the genus Angiostrongylus check for this species in other resources , we made a global examination since there are only few studies made in the country. Achatina fulica’s presence has been reported in the northern part of the country, in wooded and mountainous areas like the states of Aragua, Miranda and Sucre, in which there have been several reports of plantation damages and it has been found to be vector to some parasites. In addition, a small number of campaigns to control its invasion were made but did not result in a possitive outcome. Few cases of abdominal angiostrongylosis have been reported and none of eosinophilic meningitis. Eosinofilic appendicitis with granulocytic infiltration and hollow viscus perforation or obstruction are possible consequences to these parasitic infections. Nowadays, this mollusk represents a problem in regions it has infested, where, besides affecting the populations plantations, causes damages to endemic flora and fauna. On the other hand, it is a vector to important Venezuelan local helminths.

Keywords
Achatina fúlica, giant african snail, Angiostrongylus costaricensis, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, eosinophylic meningitis, Angiostrongylus spp, abdominal angiostrongilosis.

 
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