Hymenolepis diminuta

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Hy·me·nol·e·pis di·mi·nu·'ta

a tapeworm species of rats and mice, rarely found in man; its cysticercoid larvae are harbored by beetles, fleas, caterpillars, and other insects.


a genus of cyclophyllidean tapeworms of the family Hymenolepididae; mostly have little pathogenicity.

Hymenolepis cantaniana
found in small intestine of chickens and other birds.
Hymenolepis carioca
occurs in fowls.
Hymenolepis diminuta
occurs in wild rodents and in humans.
Hymenolepis lanceolata
found in ducks and geese.
Hymenolepis microstoma
found in duodenum, gallbladder and bile ducts of rodents.
Hymenolepis nana
occurs in primates, rodents and humans. Called also dwarf tapeworm.
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The helminths Hymenolepis nana Von Siebold, 1852, Hymenolepis diminuta Rudolphi, 1819 and Capillaria hepatica Bancroft, 1893 have been reported as zoonotic, and Moniliformis moniliformis Bremser, 1811 and Raillietina sp.
Parasitos como Hymenolepis diminuta, Moniliformis moniliformis, Gongylonema neoplasticum, Raiilietina demeranensis y Trichinella spiralis se encuentran en los roedores, donde estos actuarian como reservorios para la transmision al hombre (Parshad, 1999; Stojcevic et al, 2004).
0,08 Trichuroidea 0,04 Hymenolepis diminuta 0,12 Total 0,04 0,64 0,68 % viabilidade Observacao Cistos de protozoarios = 0,04 Numero total de ovos de Helmintos = 0,68 ovos de helmintos por grama de materia seca; Numero de ovos viaveis = 0,04 ovos por grama de materia seca; Percentual de viabilidade = 0,32%; Metodologia: Soccol et al.
Prevalence of Hymenolepis diminuta, a zoonotic parasite was determined in rodents captured from three urban localities of Lahore, city.
A few cases of human infection with Hymenolepis diminuta have been reported, confirming data from the World Health Organisation estimating that the world would have 3.
The stages and species of parasites detected include larvae of Strongyloides like parasite, ova of Ascaris lumbricoides, Toxocara spp, Hymenolepis nana, and Hymenolepis diminuta, oocysts of Cyclospora spp and Cryptosporidium spp, and cysts of Giardia lamblia, and Entamoeba histolytica/dispar.
Xenopsylla cheopis record as natural intermediate host of Hymenolepis diminuta in Lima, Peru
Etiologia: Hymenolepis nana , Hymenolepis diminuta la incidencia no es elevada.
Anticestodal activity of Adhatoda vasica extract against Hymenolepis diminuta infections in rats.