Armillifer

Armillifer

(ar-mil'i-fer),
A genus of Pentastomida (order Porocephalida, family Porocephalidae); adults of these wormlike parasites are found in the lungs of reptiles and the young in many mammals, including humans.
[O. Fr. armille, fr. L. armilla, a bracelet]

Armillifer

/Ar·mil·li·fer/ (ahr-mil´ĭ-fer) a genus of wormlike endoparasites of reptiles; the larvae of A. armilla´tus and A. monilifor´mis are occasionally found in humans.

Armillifer

(ar″mil′ĭ-fĕr) [L. armillifer, bracelet-wearing]
A genus of bloodsucking, endoparasitic arthropods. The natural hosts are reptiles; humans are accidental hosts.

Armillifer moniliformis

A species whose larvae are parasitic in human beings in the Philippines and China.

Armillifer

a genus of the class Pentastomida consisting of organisms of uncertain taxonomy. Usually considered to be aberrant crustaceans.

Armillifer armillatus
occupies respiratory tract of snakes.
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Because the structures were suspected to be pentastomes, they were compared with reference material from the Institute of Tropical Medicine Educational Department (Figure, panel B) and confirmed as Armillifer spp.
The number of reported cases of human pentastomiasis from Africa is increasing (6,8); because infection with Armillifer parasites is usually asymptomatic, we assume that the incidence of this infection is underestimated.
The pentastomes of reptiles have zoonotic potential, but among these parasites only Armillifer, Raillietiella, and Porocephalus have been associated with human infections (Riley, 1986; Qiu et al.
La linguatulosis o pentastomiosis es una zoonosis parasitaria causada por dos especies parasitarias: Linguatula serrata y Armillifer armillatus (Acha y Szyfres, 2003).
Linguatula serrata and Armillifer armillatus were associated with 99% of the reported cases of human pentastomiasis (Drabick, 1987; Pare, 2008).
Armillifer parasites occupy the tracheae and bronchi of African rock pythons, puff adders and Mozambiquan spitting cobras.
Armillifer calcifications are not found in muscle, which distinguishes them from the calcified cysts of cysticercosis.
Adult Armillifer pentastomids inhabit the respiratory tract of large snakes (final hosts), where they sexually reproduce, resulting in shedding of infective ova into the environment by snake feces or respiratory secretions (5,6).
Armillifer infection in humans is diagnosed by parasitologic examination of excised complete larvae or by histologic and radiologic investigations (1).
Most human infections with these parasites are caused by Armillifer armillatus (2), a parasite endemic to western and central Africa.
serrata and Armillifer armillatus are responsible for most human cases of infection.
Most documented human infections are caused by members of the species Armillifer armillatus, which cause visceral pentastomiasis in West and Central Africa (2-4).