Capillaria


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Capillaria

 [kap″ĭ-lar´e-ah]
a genus of parasitic nematodes. C. hepa´tica parasitizes the liver of various mammals, including humans. C. philippinen´sis is the most common cause of capillariasis.

Capillaria

(kap-i-lā'rē-ă),
A genus of aphasmid nematode worms, characterized by threadlike appearance; related to Trichuris.
[L. capillaris, fr. capillus, hair]

Capillaria

/Ca·pil·la·ria/ (kap″ĭ-lar´e-ah) a genus of parasitic nematodes, including C. hepat´ica, found in the liver of rats and other mammals, including humans; and C. philippinen´sis, found in the human intestine in the Philippines, causing severe diarrhea, malabsorption, and high mortality.

Capillaria

[kap′ilar′ē·ə]
Etymology: L, capillaris, hairlike
a genus of nematodes of the family Trichuridae. C. philippinensis is a parasite of the human intestine in the Philippines. See also capillariasis.

Capillaria

a genus of parasitic nematodes of the subfamily Capillariinae and most commonly parasitic in birds. They cause capillariasis.
Those found in birds include C. anatis, C. annulata (C. contorta), C. caudinflata, C. obsignata.
Those found in mammals include C. aerophila, C. bilobata, C. bovis, C. brevipes, C. didelphis, C. entomelas, C. erinacea, C. feliscati (in cats), C. hepatica, C. megrelica, C. mucronata, C. philippinensis, C. plica, C. putorii.
There are others which occur in small rodents and in fish.
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Routine fecal evaluation performed 88 days after presentation demonstrated the presence of Capillaria species ova.
Capillaria aerophila (Creplin, 1839) Travassos, 1915 (Nematoda: Trichuroidea) in red and gray foxes of southern Illinois.
Capillaria hepatica (Nematoda) infections in human-habituated mountain gorillas (Gorilla gorilla beringel) of the Parc National de Volcans, Rwanda.
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Models to assess the potential of Capillaria hepatica to control population outbreaks of house mice.
Capillaria worms and cecal worms are often treated with Hygromycin, and tapeworms with Butynorate.
Findings were Caryospora megafalconis (n = 1), Serratospiculum species (n = 10), Pseudostrigea falconis (n = 1), Trichomonas species (n = 3), and Capillaria species (n = 1).
Capillaria philippinensis causes human intestinal capillariasis [1].
To the Editor: Capillariasis is caused by the foodborne nematode Capillaria philippinensis.
Three fecal samples contained double-operculated ova consistent with the nematode Capillaria spp.