Dipylidium caninum


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Dip·y·lid·i·um ca·ni·num

(dip'i-lid'ē-ŭm kā-nī'nŭm),
The commonest species of dog tapeworm, the double-pored tapeworm, the larvae of which are harbored by dog fleas or lice; the worm occasionally infects humans, especially children licked by dogs that have recently nipped infected fleas.
[G. dipylos, with two entrances; L. ntr. of caninus, pertaining to canis, dog]
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Dipylidium caninum

A dog and cat tapeworm which infects infants and children; it may be under-diagnosed, as motile egg-containing proglottids can be misinterpreted as pinworms or vegetable matter in a routine ova and parasite test in microbiology.
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Dip·y·lid·i·um ca·ni·num

(dip-lid'ē-ŭm kā-nī'nŭm)
The most common species of dog tapeworm, the double-pored tapeworm, the larvae of which are harbored by dog fleas or lice; the worm occasionally infects humans.
[G. dipylos, with two entrances; L. ntr. of caninus, pertaining to canis, dog]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Dipylidium caninum

A short tapeworm of dogs and cats with the flea or louse as intermediate host. Children are occasionally infected when they swallow dog or cat fleas. Segments of the worm are seen in the stools.
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There are two types of tapeworms routinely seen in cats, with the most common tapeworm being Dipylidium caninum, seen in both dogs and cats.
Other eggs of helminths observed in the cat feces in descending order included Toxocara cati, hook worms (Ancylostoma spp.), Dipylidium caninum, and Acanthocephalan spp.
THE most common tapeworm to affect cats and dogs in the UK is the flea tapeworm (Dipylidium caninum), which uses the flea as an intermediate host in its life cycle.
A tapeworm Dipylidium caninum was recovered from the intestines of 11 (35.5%) animals but never in large numbers.
(ARAUJO et al., 2000), Toxocara canis (larva migrans visceral) e Strongyloides stercoralis, de cestodeo Echinococcus granulosus e Dipylidium caninum.
The faecal examination also revealed presence of boiled rice like gravid segments of Dipylidium caninum.
These findings were consistent with a diagnosis of Dipylidium caninum. The patient was treated with a single dose of Praziquantel.
By attention to not isolation the eggs of Trichuris vulpis and Dipylidium caninum and Echinococcus granulosus in pet dogs can such comprehension that anti parasitic therapy program, type and quality of nutrition, hygienic systems and act was with success in pet dogs.