acanthocephaliasis

acanthocephaliasis

 [ah-kan″tho-sef″ah-li´ah-sis]
infection with worms of the phylum Acanthocephala.
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a·can·tho·ceph·a·li·a·sis

(ă-kan'thō-sef-ă-lī'ă-sis),
An illness caused by infection with a species of Acanthocephala.
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acanthocephaliasis

Infection by Acanthocephala, a large phylum of parasitic nematodes, which have complex life cycles involving multiple hosts, including invertebrates, fishes, amphibians, birds, and mammals.
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Death in both events was primarily attributed to emaciation, although acanthocephaliasis (infestation with intestinal thorny-headed worms) was also present (4).
There are 37 chapters with 530 pages of information and excellent illustrations of the helminths, ranging from the uncommon acanthocephaliasis to the more readily recognized schistosomiasis and cysticercosis.