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

/Di·oc·to·phy·ma/ (di-ok″to-fi´mah) a genus of nematodes, including D. rena´le, the kidney worm, found in dogs, cattle, horses, and other animals, and rarely in humans; it is highly destructive to kidney tissue.

Dioctophyma

(dī-ōk″tō-fĭ′mă)
A genus of roundworms found in dogs but rarely in humans.
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Dioctophyma renale e um helminto pertencente a familia Dioctophymatidae, e a classe Nematoda (COTTAR et al.
Em sua maior parte, os caes nao apresentam sinais clinicos sugestivos do parasitismo por Dioctophyma renale (KOMMERS et al.
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).
Dioctophyma renale infection was reported in 16 animals.
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).
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.