Dioctophyme

Dioctophyme

a genus of nematode worms in the family Dioctophymidae. Includes Dioctophyme renale, a very large nematode found in the kidneys and other organs of dogs and wild carnivores and occasionally ruminants. May be severely destructive and cause fatal uremia.
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Birago erroneously identified the worms as a larval stage of another parasite, Dioctophyme renale.
First case report of Dioctophyme renale (Goeze, 1782) in a dog in Istanbul, Turkey.