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Related to sarcocystosis: sarcosporidiosis
infection with protozoa of the genus Sarcocystis; in humans it is usually asymptomatic but may be manifested either by muscle cysts associated with myositis or myocarditis or by intestinal infection. It is usually transmitted by the eating of raw or undercooked beef or pork containing sporocysts of the parasites or by ingestion of sporocysts from the feces of an infected animal, usually in contaminated soil.
Infection with protozoan parasites of the genus Sarcocystis.
sarcocystosis/sar·co·cys·to·sis/ (-sis-to´sis) infection with protozoa of the genus Sarcocystis, which in humans is usually asymptomatic or manifested by muscle cysts associated with myositis or myocarditis or by intestinal infection. It is usually transmitted by eating undercooked beef or pork containing sporocysts or by ingestion of sporocysts from the feces of an infected animal.
a rare clinical disease, but a common infection, in all food animal species caused by the intermediate stage of the protozoan parasite Sarcocystis spp. The terminal stages are passed in the dog or cat or other species. Clinically the disease is manifested by emaciation, lameness, hypersalivation, loss of tail switch, anemia and abortion. The subclinical infection with the intermediate stage of cysts in muscles is very common in all species. The common sites are the esophageal, cardiac and lingual muscles. Abnormally there are localizations in brain, uterus and lungs. Called also rat-tail syndrome, Dalmeny disease. See also sarcosporidiosis.