* Co-Infections in Visceral Pentastomiasis
, Democratic Republic of the Congo
is well known in animals that come from the captivity but little information is available on wild animals.
is a parasitic zoonosis endemic to western and central Africa.
Linguatula serrata and Armillifer armillatus were associated with 99% of the reported cases of human pentastomiasis
(Drabick, 1987; Pare, 2008).
According to the study, people can also catch certain diseases (trichinosis, pentastomiasis
, gnathostomiasis and sparganosis) by eating reptile meat.
, also known as 'tongue worm' infestation or porocephalosis, is a parasitic zoonosis endemic to western and central Africa.
In November 2015, a surgeon from Belgium, working for Medics without Vacation in Bassila, Benin, Africa, incidentally discovered pentastomiasis
in an adult man during surgery for a massive inguinoscrotal hernia (half a liter content).
, a parasitic zoonotic disease in rural tropical areas where snake meat is eaten (1,2), is caused by a unique group of crustacean-related parasites (3,4).
To the Editor: Pentastomiasis
is a parasitic zoonotic disease with an incremental number of reported human infections caused by larval stages (nymphs) of pentastomes (1-3).