Dioctophyma

Dioctophyma

(dī-ok'tō-fī'mă),
A genus of very large nematode worms infecting the kidney.
[L. fr. G. dionkoō, to distend, + phyma, growth]

Dioctophyma

(dī-ōk″tō-fĭ′mă)
A genus of roundworms found in dogs but rarely in humans.
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Natural infection by thirty four helminthes of the dioctophyma renale (GOEZE, 1782) species in a dog.
Urethral obstruction by Dioctophyma renale in puppy.
Dioctophyma renale e um helminto pertencente a familia Dioctophymatidae, e a classe Nematoda (COTTAR et al., 2012; COLPO et al., 2007).
Maned wolves (Chrysocyon brachyurus) contract giant kidney worms (Dioctophyma renale) as pups, and these parasites always infect the right kidney, leading to severe damage or destruction of the organ (17).
The only worms likely to infect the bladder are Capillaria or Dioctophyma spp.
For example, the maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) consumes large amounts of Solanum lycocarpum fruit, which has been implicated in preventing infection by the giant kidney worm, Dioctophyma renale.
Surprisingly, a cystinuria prevalence of 80% was reported in captive maned wolves, which also can suffer another renal disease caused by the worm Dioctophyma renale (Beccaceci 1990, Chebez 1994).
Of a total of 41 injuries of the renal pelvis, parasitism by Dioctophyma renale was the most represented with 16 cases, followed by pyelonephritis (14), and hydronephrosis (11).
A dioctofimose renal canina e uma doenca parasitaria rara causada pelo nematodeo do genero Dioctophyma renale, (1,2) observado pela primeira vez por Goeze em 1782 (3).
O Dioctophyma renale e o maior parasita nematoide dos caes, podendo a femea medir cerca de 100 cm de comprimento por ate 10 mm de diametro.