Aspiculuris tetraptera

As·pic·u·lu·ris tet·rap·ter·a

(as-pik'yū-lū'ris tet-rap'ter-ă),
The mouse pinworm, an abundant oxyurid nematode of the mouse cecum or large intestine, along with another common oxyurid pinworm of mice, Syphacia obvelata; it is also found in other rodents, including Rattus.
[Pers. espic, fr. L. spica, ear, spike; tetra- + pteron, feather, wing]
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Evaluation of the anthelmentic activity of garlic (Allium sativum) in mice naturally infected with Aspiculuris tetraptera. Recent Pat.
The infection of rodents with Aspiculuris tetraptera or Syphacia obvelata, which are considered to be less pathogenic oxyurids, (Table 1) can be asymptomatic but can also lead to the delayed development of the host and changes in their behaviour (LUCA et al., 1996).
Long-term population dynamics of pinworms (Syphacia obvelata and Aspiculuris tetraptera) in mice.
Etiologia: Syphacia obvelata y Aspiculuris tetraptera son oxiuridos cecales comunes en los ratones.
Transmision: Syphacia obvelata deposita los huevos en la region perianal, mientras que Aspiculuris tetraptera los pone en el colon, desde donde infectan las heces.
A diferencia de ese trabajo, el presente estudio hallo las especies de Gongylonema neoplasticum, Protospirura chanchanensis, Raillietina demerariensis y Aspiculuris tetraptera, pero no se encontro Trichuris muris.
Helmintos gastrointestinales en 73 ratas de Lima Metropolitana (julio 2010-junio 2011) Helmintos Animales Rattus Rattus infectados rattus norvegicus (n=53) (n=20) n % n % n % Gongylonema neoplasticum 37 50.7 22 41.5 15 75.0 Protospirura chanchanensis 2 2.7 2 3.8 -- -- Hymenolepis diminuta 32 43.8 21 39.6 11 55.0 Rodentolepis fraterna 5 6.8 4 7.5 1 5.0 Moniliformis monifilormis 24 32.9 17 32.1 7 35.0 Raillietina demerariensis 4 5.5 4 7.5 -- -- Strongyloides ratti 17 23.3 8 15.1 9 45.0 Aspiculuris tetraptera 6 8.2 6 11.3 -- -- Syphacia muris 6 8.2 6 11.3 -- -- Heterakis sp umosa 20 27.4 7 13.2 13 65.0 Total de ratas infectadas 61 83.6 41 77.4 20 100 Cuadro 3.