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A genus of pseudophyllid tapeworms.
[G. speira, coil, + mētra, womb (uterus)]
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The plerocercoid larva of tapeworms, esp. those of the genera Diphyllobothrium and Spirometra.

spirometra mansoni

An elongated plerocercoid species, 3 to 14 in. (7.6 to 35 cm) in length, found in muscles and connective tissue, esp. that around the eye; common in the Far East.

spirometra mansonoides

Species occasionally found in the U.S. in larval form.

spirometra proliferum

Minute species infesting humans and producing acne-like nodules. It is thought to proliferate by means of budlike outgrowths.
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* Molecular Identification of Spirometra erinaceieuropaei in Cases of Human Sparganosis, Hong Kong
IgG to other parasites including Paragonimus westermani , Paragonimiasis sichuanensis , Schistosoma japonicum , and Spirometra mansoni were all negative.
The Spirometra erinaceieuropaei tapeworm was identified by a team led by Dr Hayley Bennett, of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, who mapped its genome.
Spargana of Spirometra can parasitize in human body and result in sparganosis, which is an important foodborne parasitic zoonosis [1].
multilocularis Larva Alveolar cyst Multilocular cysts disease Diphyllobothrium Adult Fish tapeworm Pernicious anemia latum Hymenolepis nana Adult Dwarf tapeworm Rarely symptomati Spirometra Larva Sparganosis Subcutaneous larva mansonoides Table 2.
The remaining parasites were each found in less than 4 percent of the samples: taeniids, Cryptosporidium species, Ancylostoma species, Cheyletiella species, Dipylidium caninum, Otodectes species, Toxoplasma gondii, Sarcocystis species, Demodex and Spirometra species, Alaria species and Felicola subrostratus.
Sparganosis is a parasitic infection caused by the plerocercoid larvae of the genus Spirometra. It has a worldwide distribution, but the majority of cases have been reported in Japan, Korea, China and Southeast Asia.
En una de las escasas evaluaciones parasitologicas realizadas en el Peru, se ha mencionado la presencia del cestodo Spirometra mansonoides en A.