Multiceps

Multiceps

(mŭl'ti-seps),
A genus of taeniid tapeworms in which the larval forms in herbivores occur in the form of a coenurus (multiple scoleces invaginated within a single cyst).
[multi- + L. caput, head]

Multiceps

/Mul·ti·ceps/ (mul´tĭ-seps) a genus of tapeworms, including M. mul´ticeps, whose adult stage is parasitic in dogs and whose larval stage (Coenurus cerebralis) usually develops in the central nervous system of goats and sheep and occasionally in humans.

Multiceps

A dog tapeworm occurring in South and East Africa, the larval stage of which can infect humans causing cysts in the brain in a manner similar to HYDATID DISEASE.

Multiceps

see taenia.
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5%], 28 dogs with Taenia hydatigena [35%], 20 dogs with Taenia multiceps [25%], 38 dogs with Dipylidium spp.
Kilgore (1969) found Taenia multiceps in three subadult swift foxes from the panhandle of Oklahoma, and Criffield et al.
Human cestode infections Stage seen Species In man Common name Disease Taenia saginata Adult Beef tapeworm Rarely symptomatic Taenia solium Adult Pork tapeworm Rarely symptomatic Larva Cysticercosis Brain and tissue cysts Taenia multiceps Larva Bladderworm, Brain and eye cysts coenurosis E.
Gaillardia multiceps Greene, Onion blanketflower (HS).
Gid (coenurosis) is caused by the larval stage of the canine tapeworm Taenia multiceps, which is called coenurus cerebralis.

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