Physaloptera

Physaloptera

(fī'să-lop'tĕr-ă),
A large genus of spiruroid roundworms parasitic in the stomach and duodenum of vertebrates, especially birds and mammals; they are transmitted through insect and annelid intermediate hosts and are frequently pathogenic, causing erosions and catarrhal gastritis. Physaloptera caucasica is a species reported in humans in the Republic of Georgia and other areas of the Causcaus to the south of Russia; Physaloptera mordens is a species from tropical Africa found only rarely in the esophagus, stomach, and intestine of humans (probably cases of temporary infection from ingestion of infected insects).
[G. physallis, bladder, + pteron, wing]
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Physaloptera

(fĭs″ă-lŏp′tĕr-ă) [″ + pteron, wing]
A genus of nematode worms belonging to the suborder Spiruata.

Physaloptera caucasica

A species that occurs in and damages the upper gastrointestinal tract.
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Paracapillaria, Dracunculus and Physaloptera are considered generalists, being frequently reported infecting amphibians and reptiles (Torres and Puga, 1996; Timi et al., 2007; Moravec and Santos, 2009; Pereira et al., 2012).
The intestinal protozoa and helminth parasites of cats that have been identified by studies in other countries include Giardia lamblia, Isospora spp., hookworms, acanthocephalans, Toxocara spp., Physaloptera spp., Taenia spp., Joyexiella spp., Dipylidium spp., Dicrocoelium dendriticum spp., Sarcocystis spp., Entamoeba spp., and Blastocystis spp.
Physaloptera retusa (Nematoda, Physalopteridae) in naturally infected sagebrush lizards, Sceloporus graciosus (Iguanidae).
de amostras Prevalencia (%) positivas Ancylostoma sp 68 85 Uncinaria stenocephala 35 43,7 Trichuris vulpis 36 45 Capillaria aerophila 6 7,5 Physaloptera praeputialis 11 13,7 Toxocara canis 16 20 Toxocaris leonina 6 7,5 Dipylidium caninum 11 13,7 Baylisascaris 13 16,2 Strongyloides 10 12,5
Opossums were infected with 1 nematode, 1 trematode, and 1 cestode species: Physaloptera turgida, Plagiorchis elegans, and Oochoristica sp., respectively.
LENT, H., & FREITAS, J., 1937.--Nova Physaloptera parasite de marsupial.
Este gecko es parasitado por tres especies de nematodos: Parapharyngodon scleratus, Physaloptera retusa y Physalopteroides venancioi, presentando una prevalencia general de 47,05% y una intensidad de entre 1-4 nematodos por individuo.
Intestine avivoca Oxysomatium Rana utricularia Colon georgianum Physaloptera Hyla cinerea Stomach ranae P.
Species of Physaloptera are commonly found in the stomachs of reptiles, birds and mammals (Morgan, 1941); but, because physalopterans require an insect intermediate host any insectivore might harbor third stage larvae.