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.
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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.
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Entre estas se encuentran: Paragonimus westermani, identificado principalmente en el Sureste y Lejano Oriente de Asia (es el que afecta mas frecuentemente al hombre); Paragonimus africanus, presente en el oeste de Africa; Paragonimus mexicanus, prevalente en Centroamerica y Suramerica; Paragonimus kellicotti, ubicado en Norteamerica (14,17-19); Paragonimus vietnamiensis que se describe como una nueva especie, reportada en Vietnam (19,20) y Paragonimus maripurensis, presente en India (21).
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.
Initially, several search engines were queried for references using the following key medical subject heading (MESH) words: American paragonimiasis, human paragonimiasis, Paragonimus kellicotti, trematodes, and lung flukes.
In North America, Paragonimus kellicotti causes infections among dogs, cats, and wild carnivores, but rarely infects humans (1).
2000) Nos gatos com sinais respiratorios, a doenca deve ser diferenciada de infeccoes por Aelurostrongylus abstrusus ou Paragonimus kellicotti, asma, cardiomiopatia e outras doencas associadas com dispneia (piotorax, efusao pleural, pneumotorax e anemia) (DILLON, 2007).
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.