sparganum


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sparganum

[′spär·gə·nəm]
(invertebrate zoology)
The plerocercoid larva of a tapeworm.
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Rapid detection of specific IgG in sera of patients with infection of Sparganum mansoni by dot immuno-gold filtration assay (in Chinese).
Doctors said the parasite found in the woman's breast was a Sparganum mansoni, often found in the intestines of cats and dogs, but rarely in humans.
With advances in molecular sequencing, the identification of sparganum larvae isolated from humans was made possible (5,6).
Histological findings demonstrated a sparganum with thick eosinophilic tegumentum and subtengumental calcospherules (Fig.
6) With time other factors were proposed as putative initiators of EC, including parasitic infestation with Toxocara cati, (7) Echinococcus granulosus, (8) and Sparganum.
In this case, the sparganum (larvae) can migrate to the muscles of the larger predator fish and mammals, which acquire the disease by eating these second intermediate host fish raw or undercooked.
Sparganum (from the Greek sparganon ["swaddling clothes"]) was originally described in 1854 by Diesing as a separate species but is now used generically to describe the larval stage of these cestodes.