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]
Physaloptera(fĭs″ă-lŏp′tĕr-ă) [″ + pteron, wing]
A genus of nematode worms belonging to the suborder Spiruata.
A species that occurs in and damages the upper gastrointestinal tract.
a genus of spirurid worms in the family Physalopteridae. The gastric mucosa may become eroded, inflamed and produce much mucus. Clinically there may be vomiting, melena, anorexia and weight loss.
found in the gizzard and intestines of doves and other birds.
found in the stomach of cats and dogs.
found in the esophagus, stomach and intestines of simian primates.
Physaloptera clausa, Physaloptera dispar, Physaloptera erinacea
found in hedgehogs.
found in the stomach of simian primates.
found in the stomach and intestines of cats.
found in fowl and cat.
found in skunks and Procyon and Mustela spp.
found in simian primates.
found in the stomach of cats and wild cats.
found in the stomach and larynx of cats and coyotes.
found in the stomach and duodenum of dogs and wild dogs and cats.
occurs in the stomach of simian primates.