Mammomonogamus laryngeus

Mammomonogamus laryngeus

nematode found in upper respiratory tract of some mammals; approximately 100 human cases, most from Caribbean islands; worm is red to reddish brown; copulating male and female present a Y shape; life cycle not known.

Mam·mo·mon·o·ga·mus la·ryn·ge·us

(mam'ō-mon-og'ă-mus la-rin'jē-ŭs)
Nematode found in the upper respiratory tract of some mammals; approximately 100 human cases have been reported, most from Caribbean islands; worm is red to reddish-brown; copulating male and female present in a Y shape; life cycle of pathogen not known.

Mammomonogamus laryngeus

A species normally parasitic in ruminants but sometimes infesting humans.
See also: Mammomonogamus

Mammomonogamus

a genus of nematodes in the family Syngamidae. They are parasites of the nasal sinuses and trachea of mammals.

Mammomonogamus auris
found in the puma.
Mammomonogamus ierei
found in cats, a cause of chronic nasopharyngitis.
Mammomonogamus indicus
found in the pharynx of the Indian elephant.
Mammomonogamus laryngeus
found in the larynx of cattle, goats, water buffalo and deer, and occasionally in humans.
Mammomonogamus loxodontus
in the trachea of the African elephant.
Mammomonogamus mcgaughei
found in cats.
Mammomonogamus nasicola
found in the nasal cavities of cattle, sheep, goats and deer.
References in periodicals archive ?
Case report of and description of parasite in Mammomonogamus laryngeus (human syngamosis).