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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His research interests include parasite biology, phylogeny, and molecular diagnosis of parasitic helminths, mainly diphyllobothriosis and sparganosis.
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.
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.
To the Editor: Sparganosis is a parasitic zoonosis caused by invasion of the spargana, the plerocercoid larvae of various diphyllobothroid tapeworms belonging to the genus Spirometra (1).
To the Editor: Sparganosis is a worldwide parasitic zoonosis caused by infection with spargana, the plerocercoid larvae of various diphyllobothroid tapeworms belonging to the genus Spirometra (1-3).