Dioctophyma renale

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Di·oc·to·phy·ma re·na·'le

a large blood-red nematode found in the pelvis of the kidney and the peritoneal cavity of the dog; fairly common in wild carnivores like the mink, but rarely found in humans; the life cycle is through leeches ectoparasitic on crayfish, which are then eaten by various fish and finally by humans or any of a number of other fish-eating mammalian hosts.
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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.
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).
The urinary sediment exam is also useful to detect Dioctophyma renale eggs (Medway et aL 1980).
O Dioctophyma renale e um nematoide pertencente a ordem Enoplida, familia Dioctophymatidae, que pode atingir 14-100 cm de comprimento por 0,4-1,2 cm de diametro (1,5,10).
O objetivo deste trabalho consiste em identificar os achados ultrassonograficos de caes parasitados por Dioctophyma renale atendidos na UHAC-PUCPR, relacionando-os com a sintomatologia clinica.
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.