Coenurus


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Coenurus

 

a variant of the cyst stage in the development of tapeworms. The coenurus has numerous heads, which are twisted into the cavity of the cyst. The coenuri of 31 species of the genus Multiceps have been described. That of Multiceps skrjabini may reach 35 cm in diameter. The cysticercus of this type, with a diameter up to 10 cm, is characteristic of Multiceps multiceps, which in its adult state parasitizes the intestinal tract of dogs and other canines and in the coenurus stage parasitizes the brains of sheep and occasionally of cattle, horses, and humans. Coenuri cause diseases known as coenuroses.

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Keywords: Coenurus cyst; palpebral sub-conjunctiva; sheep
Coenurus cerebralis, the metacestodal stage of Taenia multiceps (Leske, 1780) is mainly found in brain and sometimes in spinal cord of small ruminants (Soulsby, 1982).
Coenurus cerebralis infection in Ethiopian Highland sheep: Incidence and observations on pathogenesis and clinical signs.
Posterior paralysis in a lamb caused by Coenurus cerebralis cyst in the lumbar spinal cord.
Adult tapeworms develop in dogs or other canines that ingest coenurus larvae in the tissues of various intermediate hosts (Figure 6-45).
Coenurosis symptoms are similar to those of cysticercosis and vary with the location and size of the coenurus.
Keywords: Coenurus cerebralis, cyst; exophthalmos; retrobulbar
On the basis of these clinical examinations it was diagnosed as a case of Coenurus cerebralis and decided to remove the cyst surgically.
Pathological, molecular and biochemical characterization of Coenurus gaigeri in Iranian native goats.
Shivaprakash and Reddy (2009) adopted surgical treatment in three goats with a multiple cysts of Coenurus gaigeri on the body.
Non-cerebral coenurosis caused by Coenurus gaigeri, a metacestode of Taenia gaigeri is a zoonotic disease.
There are few reports available about the occurrence of the coenurus cyst in other sites apart from CNS.