Linguatula serrata

Lin·guat·u·la ser·ra·'ta

a species most common in Europe, but also found in the U.S., South America, and probably elsewhere; the adult is a whitish, soft, flattened, anulated worm equipped with hooks by which it attaches itself to the nasal mucosa of dogs and other canids; the larvae develop in the liver and lymph nodes of rodents, swine, cattle, and sometimes humans and other primates.
Synonym(s): Linguatula rhinaria
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Linguatula serrata

(ling-gwa′chŭ-lă se-rāt′ă)
An arthropod parasite in snakes, commonly known as the tongue worm. Its larvae, nymphs, and adults occasionally infect humans. Ingested infective larvae migrate to the nasal passages and may cause a parasitic nasopharyngeal obstruction known as linguatulosis.
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Linguatulosis caused by Linguatula serrata (Pentastomida: Linguatulidae) which is entitled "tong-worm" is a cosmopolitan, zoonotic infection (Sadeghi-Dehkordi et al., 2014; Yazdani et al., 2014).
Prevalence of Linguatula serrata numphs in mesenteric lumph nodes of cattle and buffaloes slaughtered in Ahvaz Abattoir, Iran.
The most commonly reported species involved in Linguatulosis is Linguatula serrata (family Linguatulidae, order Porocephalida, and phylum Pentastomida), which is commonly classified between annelids and arthropods [2].
Linguatula serrata and Armillifer armillatus were associated with 99% of the reported cases of human pentastomiasis (Drabick, 1987; Pare, 2008).
More severe manifestations similar to parasitic pharyngitis caused by Fasciola hepatica or Linguatula serrata seem to be absent, although 1 patient had symptoms of asphyxia (9).
The species Linguatula serrata belongs to the Pentastomida, a still-enigmatic group of worm-like, bloodsucking parasites that inhabit the upper respiratory tract of terrestrial, carnivorous vertebrates, mostly reptiles and birds; L.
crotali and Linguatula serrata (18S rRNA only as no cox entry existed).
Of the many pentastomid species, only a few, including Linguatula serrata, infect humans.
Human visceral pentastomiasis can be caused by several species of pentastomes: Linguatula serrata (worldwide, predominantly the Middle East), A.