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From: Abdominal angiostrongyliasis in the Americas: fifty years since the discovery of a new metastrongylid species, Angiostrongylus costaricensis

Fig. 3

Migratory courses of Angiostrongylus costaricensis L3 larvae in experimental infection of cotton rats Sigmodon hispidus. a The lymphatic–venous–arterial pathway that leads to the development of adult worms in mesenteric or ileocolic arteries and excretion of L1 larvae in the rat’s feces. b Depicts the venous course, which is less common, and adult stages are found in hepatic veins. In this pathway, L1 larvae are not shed in feces. This figure was created using BioRender.com

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