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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A tapeworm Dipylidium caninum was recovered from the intestines of 11 (35.
The most frequent helminths found in our study were the tapeworms Mesocestoides variabilis and Dipylidium caninum and the nematode Toxocara canis.
Dipylidium caninum infection in a 14-month-old child.
Based on additional information from the veterinary staff, many of the infections were Dipylidium caninum (Linnaeus), the dog tapeworm.
These findings were consistent with a diagnosis of Dipylidium caninum.
Dipylidium caninum belongs to the class Cestoda and the order Cyclophyllidea.
1-3,9) This differentiates Dipylidium caninum from the other cyclophyllid cestodes and contributes to its other name, "double pored" tapeworm.
Infestation rate with Ancylostoma caninum and Dipylidium caninum respectively 8% and 7% were observed, also infestation rate of Trichuris vulpis 6% were distinguished.
By attention to not isolation the eggs of Trichuris vulpis and Dipylidium caninum and Echinococcus granulosus in pet dogs can such comprehension that anti parasitic therapy program, type and quality of nutrition, hygienic systems and act was with success in pet dogs.
diminuta, Diphyllobothrium latum, and Dipylidium caninum.
Our third type of worm is the tapeworm, Dipylidium caninum.
The efficacy of the drugs Cestex (epsiprantel) and Droncit (praziquantel), developed for Dipylidium caninum was determined for the closely related tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta.