Paragonimus


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Paragonimus

 [par″ah-gon´ĭ-mus]
a genus of trematode parasites, having two invertebrate hosts, the first a snail, the second a crab or crayfish. P. westerma´ni is the lung fluke, seen particularly in Asia, found in cysts in the lungs and sometimes the pleura, liver, abdominal cavity, and elsewhere in humans and other animals who have ingested contaminated fresh water crayfish or crabs.

Paragonimus

(par'ă-gon'i-mŭs),
A genus of lung flukes, parasitic in humans and a wide variety of mammals that feed on crustacea carrying the metacercariae.
[para- + G. gonimos, with generative power]

Paragonimus

/Par·a·gon·i·mus/ (-gon-ĭ-mus) a genus of parasitic flukes that have two invertebrate hosts, the first a snail, the second a crab or crayfish. P. westerma´ni is the lung fluke, seen especially in Asia, found in cysts in the lungs and sometimes elsewhere in humans and other animals that have eaten infected freshwater crayfish and crabs.

Paragonimus

(păr″ă-gŏn′ĭ-mŭs)
A genus of trematode worms.
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PARAGONIMUS WESTERMANI (×4)
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PARAGONIMUS WESTERMANI (×4)

Paragonimus westermani

The lung fluke, a common parasite of certain mammals including humans, dogs, cats, pigs, and minks. Human infestation occurs through eating partially cooked crabs or crayfish, the second intermediate host. This infestation is endemic in certain parts of Asia. See: illustration
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Paragonimus

a genus of trematode parasites in the family Paragonimidae. Causes paragonimiasis.

Paragonimus africanus, Paragonimus caliensis, Paragonimus iloktsuenensis, Paragonimus mexicanus, Paragonimus ohirai, Paragonimus peruvianus, Paragonimus uterobilateralis
found in the lungs of a large number of animal species.
Paragonimus kellicotti
found in the lungs of cat, dog and pig. Mink and muskrat are the probable primary hosts.
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Ova of Paragonimus kellicotti. By permission from Nelson RW, Couto CG, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Mosby, 2003
Paragonimus westermani
found in the lungs and other organs of most animal species, and humans.
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IgG to other parasites including Paragonimus westermani , Paragonimiasis sichuanensis , Schistosoma japonicum , and Spirometra mansoni were all negative.
Surface fine topography and PCR-based determination of Paragonimus sp.
Protozoal: Trypanosoma cruzi, Entamoeba histolytica, Schistosoma species, and Paragonimus species.
Existen casos reportados por microorganismos poco frecuentes como lo son: Propionibacterium acnes (19), Ustilago spp (20), Lactococcus lactis cremoris (21), Cysticercus, Shistosoma, Paragonimus (12) Brucellas spp (22), Mycobacterium tuberculosis (23), Alternaria infectoria (24), Nocardia nova (25), Streptococcus intermedius (26), Trypanosoma cruzi (3), entre otros.
CLINICAL EVALUATION OF Paragonimiosis in CATS EXPERIMENTALLY INFECTED WITH Paragonimus mexicanus
During a survey of freshwater molluscs in El Naranjal, Montes Municipality, Sucre State, Venezuela in search of the snail Aroapyrgus vivens (Baker, 1930) (Gastropoda: Cochliopidae), first intermediate host of Paragonimus spp, several specimens of Anablepsoides hartii (Boulenger, 1890) (Pisces) were collected from the local stream, and found infected with metacercariae of heterophyids.
Infeccion natural de Ptychophallus tristani (Crustacea: Decapoda) con metacercarias de Paragonimus mexicanus (Trematoda) en Tabarcia de Mora, Costa Rica.
La paragonimiasis es una zoonosis presente en las areas tropicales y subtropicales de Asia, Africa y America, producida por parasitos del genero Paragonimus,los cuales cumplen su ciclo de vida en dos hospederos intermediarios (un molusco o un crustaceo de agua dulce) y un hospedero definitivo (un mamifero, silvestre o domestico) (1,2).
Melanoides tuberculata is medically important because this specie serve as intermediate host for the human lung fluke, Paragonimus westermani.
8,9) Filarial TPE may be clinically indistinguishable from a TPE-like syndrome caused by other helminths (ascaris, strongyloides, paragonimus, cysticercosis, trichinosis, and schistosomiasis), as anti-filarial antibodies are also elevated in patients with TPE-like syndrome because the filarial antigens cross-react with other helminthic antigens.
The most important parasites transmitted by freshwater fish and shellfish belong to the genera Clonorchis, Opisthorchis, and Paragonimus.