Gnathostoma


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Gnathostoma

(nath-os'tō-mă),
A genus of spiruroid nematode worms (family Gnathostomatidae) characterized by several rows of cuticular spines about the head and by multiple-host aquatic life cycles; it includes pathogenic parasites of cats, cattle, and swine.
[gnatho- + G. stoma, mouth]

Gnathostoma

/Gnath·os·to·ma/ (nah-thos´tah-mah) a genus of nematodes parasitic in cats, swine, cattle, and sometimes humans.

Gnathostoma

[nathos′tomə]
Etymology: Gk, gnathos + stoma, mouth
a genus of parasitic nematodes of the family Gnathostomatidae characterized by distinct jaws. G. spinigerum is parasitic in cats, dogs, and humans after they eat raw fish containing the larvae, causing gnathostomiasis. See also gnathostomiasis.

Gnath·os·to·ma

(nath-os'tō-mă)
A genus of spiruroid nematode worms (family Gnathostomatidae) characterized by several rows of cuticular spines about the head and by multiple-host aquatic life cycles; it includes pathogenic parasites of cats, cattle, and swine.
[gnatho- + G. stoma, mouth]

Gnathostoma

a genus of spiruroid nematodes of the family Gnathostomatidae.

Gnathostoma doloresi
found in domestic and wild pigs.
Gnathostoma hispidum
adults found in the stomach of pigs and cause gastritis. Larvae migrate through the liver causing hepatitis.
Gnathostoma nipponicum
causes granuloma in the esophagus of weasels.
Gnathostoma spinigerum
found in the stomach of cats, dogs, mink, polecat and wild Carnivora and erratically as a parasite under the skin of humans. Causes damage to liver and other organs while migrating, and establishes large cyst-like structures containing nematodes in the stomach wall.
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2) In many instances, cheaper freshwater fish, more likely to harbor infective Gnathostoma larvae, such as tilapia and brook trout, are used to prepare sashimi and ceviche dishes rather than more expensive, parasite-free saltwater fish.
PREVALENCE OF GNATHOSTOMA PROCYONIS (NEMATODA: GNATHOSTOMIDAE) IN RACCOONS IN NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA, J.
El analisis de cuatro especies de peces de la misma localidad revelo que tres de ellos: Petenia splendida (n=58), Cichlasoma managuense (n=35) y Gobiomorus dormitor (n=9), resultaron positivas a la infeccion por Gnathostoma binucleatum.
Anasikiasis is a rare nematode (roundworm) infection acquired through consumption of raw fish and cephalopods (Deardoff and Overstreet 1991); a similar disease associated with the helminthes Gnathostoma has been reported in Southeast Asia and the Middle East (Anantaphruti 2001).
Eosinophilic meningitis due to Angiostrongylus and Gnathostoma species.
PREVALENCE OF GNATHOSTOMA PROCYON IS (NEMATODA: GNATHOSTOMIDAE) IN RACCOONS IN NORTH FLORIDA AND SOUTH GEORGIA, J.
are widely consumed as food by humans (1-3) and are a common source of human gnathostomiasis, a foodborne zoonosis caused by advanced third-stage larvae (AL3) of Gnathostoma spp.
Two samples of plasma were sent to Thailand for immunoblot in search of the diagnostic band (24-kDa antigen) of Gnathostoma spinigerum, resulting in high titers.