Paragonimus kellicotti

Par·a·gon·i·mus kel·li·cot·'ti

a species of fluke prevalent in certain wild animals, such as raccoons, and occurring in dogs, in the Great Lakes region of the U.S.; it is morphologically similar to Paragonimus westermani.


a genus of trematode parasites in the family Paragonimidae. Causes paragonimiasis.

Paragonimus africanus, Paragonimus caliensis, Paragonimus iloktsuenensis, Paragonimus mexicanus, Paragonimus ohirai, Paragonimus peruvianus, Paragonimus uterobilateralis
found in the lungs of a large number of animal species.
Paragonimus kellicotti
found in the lungs of cat, dog and pig. Mink and muskrat are the probable primary hosts.
Enlarge picture
Ova of Paragonimus kellicotti. By permission from Nelson RW, Couto CG, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Mosby, 2003
Paragonimus westermani
found in the lungs and other organs of most animal species, and humans.
References in periodicals archive ?
In North America, paragonimiasis is caused by Paragonimus kellicotti flukes (4).
Molecular characterization of the North American lung fluke Paragonimus kellicotti in Missouri and its development in Mongolian gerbils.
Paragonimus kellicotti infection in wild carnivores in southwestern Ontario: I.
Cavitary mass lesion and recurrent pneumothoraces due to Paragonimus kellicotti infection: North American paragonimiasis.
A human infection with Paragonimus kellicotti (lung fluke) in the United States.
Four lungworm species were found, including Capillaria aerophila, Oslerus osleri, Paragonimus kellicotti and Crenosoma vulpis.
Key words: Canis latrans, Capillaria aerophila, coyote, Crenosoma vulpis, lungworm, Oslerus osleri, Paragonimus kellicotti, parasites
We identified 4 species of lungworms in coyotes: Capillaria aerophila (Creplin, 1839; Travassos, 1915), Oslerus osleri (Cobbold, 1879), Crenosoma vulpis (Dujardin, 1845), and Paragonimus kellicotti (Ward, 1908).
Paragonimus kellicotti Ward, 1908 (Trematoda: Paragonimidae) from red and gray foxes of southern Illinois.