sparganosis


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sparganosis

[‚spär·gə′nō·səs]
(veterinary medicine)
An infection by the plerocercoid larva, or sparganum, of certain species of Spirometra; the adult form normally occurs in the intestine of dogs and cats.
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in the reference is used for diagnosis of sparganosis mansoniother than clonorchiasis.
Example 2: Keisuke Goto, MD, a pathologist in Japan, shared microscopic images of a very classic case of sparganosis on the Dermatopathology Facebook group.
Molecular Identification of Spirometra erinaceieuropaei in Cases of Human Sparganosis, Hong Kong
with the notable additions of Sparganosis (a parasite that infests human muscle, forming encyst lumps) and Melioidosis (a bacterial disease causing abscesses of the internal organs).
multilocularis Larva Alveolar cyst Multilocular cysts disease Diphyllobothrium Adult Fish tapeworm Pernicious anemia latum Hymenolepis nana Adult Dwarf tapeworm Rarely symptomati Spirometra Larva Sparganosis Subcutaneous larva mansonoides Table 2.
Sparganosis is a parasitic infection caused by the plerocercoid larvae of the genus Spirometra.
In this case, humans serve as intermediate hosts and this is called sparganosis (Figure 6-36).
Sparganosis is a parasitic zoonosis endemic in Asia, Europe, and North America.
Additional laboratory studies may be most useful in diagnosing difficult cases, including degenerating cysts, and in differentiating cysticercosis from other parasitic infections such as sparganosis.
Sparganosis refers to tissue infection with the pleurocercoid larvae of the genera Diphyllobothrium (from the Greek di ["two"] + phyllon ["leaf"] + bothrion ["pit"]) or Spirometra (from the Greek speira ["coil"] + metra ["uterus"]).
His research interests include parasite biology, phylogeny, and molecular diagnosis of parasitic helminths, mainly diphyllobothriosis and sparganosis.
For example, the uncommon infection sparganosis is given the same coverage as cysticercosis and echinococcosis, and more space is devoted to infection with Angiostrongylus than to strongyloidiasis.