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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Linguatula serrata and Armillifer armillatus were associated with 99% of the reported cases of human pentastomiasis (Drabick, 1987; Pare, 2008).
Most human infections with these parasites are caused by Armillifer armillatus (2), a parasite endemic to western and central Africa.
grandis, the geographically closest Armillifer species.
Our case-patient constitutes a record of imported Armillifer species pentastomiasis to Germany.
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.
Incidence of Armillifer armillatus (pentastome) calcification in the abdomen.
serrata and Armillifer armillatus are responsible for most human cases of infection.
In fact, at least 1 morphologic feature might support this position: typical Porocephalida, such as those in the genus Armillifer, have their hooks horizontally lined up, whereas the hooks of cephalobaenids are pairwise obliquely arranged, as in those in the genus Linguatula (14).
Most documented human infections are caused by members of the species Armillifer armillatus, which cause visceral pentastomiasis in West and Central Africa (2-4).
Because no serum specimens from persons with proven Armillifer spp.
We demonstrated that the serum of a patient with linguatuliasis markedly cross-reacted on the ELISA and Western blot based on Armillifer spp.