Gongylonema


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Gongylonema

(gon'ji-lō-nē'mă),
A genus of spiruroid nematodes that parasitize the alimentary canal of birds and mammals; transmitted through various insects, especially beetles, carrying the encysted infective larvae. Several species are of veterinary importance, and one is also known to parasitize humans.
[Gr. gongylos, round, + nēma, thread]

Gongylonema

(gon″jĭ-lō-nē′mă) [Gr. gongylos, round, + nēma, thread, yarn]
A genus of nematode worms belonging to the suborder Spirurata, usually parasitic in the wall of the esophagus and stomach of domestic animals. Occasionally, they are parasitic in humans. G. pulchrum is the species most frequently involved.
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A Massachusetts woman became infected with the nematode Gongylonema, a parasite that is usually contracted by eating an infected insect, such as a roach or a beetle.
There is no proof that this treatment cures Gongylonema infections, the researchers noted.
Peromyscus truei, in general, has been reported to be infected with Hymenolepis horrida (a tapeworm), Protospirura numidica, and Gongylonema peromysci (both parasitic nematodes) (Whitaker 1968).