Dipylidium caninum


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Dip·y·lid·i·um ca·ni·num

(dip'i-lid'ē-ŭm kā-nī'nŭm),
The commonest species of dog tapeworm, the double-pored tapeworm, the larvae of which are harbored by dog fleas or lice; the worm occasionally infects humans, especially children licked by dogs that have recently nipped infected fleas.
[G. dipylos, with two entrances; L. ntr. of caninus, pertaining to canis, dog]

Dipylidium caninum

A dog and cat tapeworm which infects infants and children; it may be under-diagnosed, as motile egg-containing proglottids can be misinterpreted as pinworms or vegetable matter in a routine ova and parasite test in microbiology.

Dip·y·lid·i·um ca·ni·num

(dip-lid'ē-ŭm kā-nī'nŭm)
The most common species of dog tapeworm, the double-pored tapeworm, the larvae of which are harbored by dog fleas or lice; the worm occasionally infects humans.
[G. dipylos, with two entrances; L. ntr. of caninus, pertaining to canis, dog]

Dipylidium caninum

A short tapeworm of dogs and cats with the flea or louse as intermediate host. Children are occasionally infected when they swallow dog or cat fleas. Segments of the worm are seen in the stools.

Dipylidium

a genus of tapeworms of the family Dipylidiidae. Besides those listed below, includes D. gracile, D. compactum, D. diffusum, D. buencaminoi (syn. D. caninum), D. sexcoronatum (cats).

Dipylidium caninum
the dog tapeworm, parasitic in dogs and cats and occasionally found in humans. Esthetically unattractive when excreted in the feces, but causes little damage other than anal irritation.
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There are two types of tapeworms routinely seen in cats, with the most common tapeworm being Dipylidium caninum, seen in both dogs and cats.
The tapeworm Dipylidium caninum cannot be passed directly from cat to cat or dog to dog.
A tapeworm Dipylidium caninum was recovered from the intestines of 11 (35.
2000), Toxocara canis (larva migrans visceral) e Strongyloides stercoralis, de cestodeo Echinococcus granulosus e Dipylidium caninum.
Dipylidium caninum infection in a 14-month-old child.
The faecal examination also revealed presence of boiled rice like gravid segments of Dipylidium caninum.
Based on additional information from the veterinary staff, many of the infections were Dipylidium caninum (Linnaeus), the dog tapeworm.
Los sueros de dos gatos naturalmente infectados con Dipylidium caninum y de seis gatos libres de infeccion fueron obtenidos a partir de la sangria parcial de la vena safena, y posterior centrifugacion a 2 500 rpm durante 5 a 10 minutos.
These findings were consistent with a diagnosis of Dipylidium caninum.
Infestation rate with Ancylostoma caninum and Dipylidium caninum respectively 8% and 7% were observed, also infestation rate of Trichuris vulpis 6% were distinguished.
Diversos parasitos que infectan naturalmente a los caninos, tambien pueden infectar a los humanos; entre ellos se incluyen helmintos como Toxocara canis, Ancylostoma caninum y Dipylidium caninum (3, 4) y Giardia spp.