Uncinaria

(redirected from Uncinaria stenocephala)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

Uncinaria

(ŭn'si-nar'ē-ă),
A genus of nematode hookworms that infect various mammals. Species include Uncinaria stenocephala, the European hookworm of dogs, cats, and various wild carnivores, also found in North America, where it is much less common than Ancylostoma caninum, although it has been implicated in human cutaneous larva migrans.
[LL. uncinus, a hook]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

Uncinaria

A genus of hookworms.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
ceylanicum, Uncinaria stenocephala, and Bunostomum phlebotomum are involved less frequently.
Other nematodes reported from the swift fox but not found in our study include Ancylostoma caninum, a species of Capillaria, Trichuris vulpis, Uncinaria stenocephala, and a species of Uncinaria (see McClure, 1933; Stiles and Baker, 1935; Erickson, 1944; Cutter, 1958; Kilgore, 1969; Miller et al., 1998; Pybus and Williams, 2003; Criffield et al., 2009).
Other zoonotic helminths, though often neglected, such as hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum and Uncinaria stenocephala) and Trichuris vulpis, are frequently recorded in dogs [5].
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
Los parasitos hallados fueron Ancylostoma caninum (71,74%), Toxocara canis (63,04%), Trichuris vulpis (45,65%), Uncinaria stenocephala (41,30%), Capillaria aerophila (17,39%), Echinococcus granulosus (8,69%), Giardia spp.
* Uncinaria stenocephala (the northern canine hookworm) is found in Europe.
Now, with the urban fox population growing rapidly, a recent survey has shown that two out of every three red foxes are infected by the hookworm, Uncinaria stenocephala. Do you still feel like feeding that fox in your garden?
Parasite species encountered in the fecal samples included Isopora canis, Toxocara canis, Trichuris vulpis, Taenia sp., Dipylidium caninum and Uncinaria stenocephala. Among the findings of this study were that dogs younger than 3 months were more likely to be infected than older puppies.
and Uncinaria stenocephala), the common intestinal roundworms of dogs and cats, can cause larva migrans syndromes in persons who accidentally ingest eggs or larvae or have direct skin contact with hookworm larvae in soil contaminated with the feces of infected animals.