Linguatula serrata and Armillifer armillatus were associated with 99% of the reported cases of human pentastomiasis (Drabick, 1987; Pare, 2008).
An overview on pentastomiasis in reptiles and other vertebrates.
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).
A presumptive diagnosis of visceral pentastomiasis caused by A.
Visceral pentastomiasis in humans is often asymptomatic and an incidental finding during surgery (1,3) or autopsy (8,9).
According to the study, people can also catch certain diseases (trichinosis, pentastomiasis
, gnathostomiasis and sparganosis) by eating reptile meat.
Most cases of human pentastomiasis are caused by two species of pentastomids, both of which have characteristics of arthropods and annelids, viz.
In Ibadan in Nigeria, pentastomiasis was found to be the third most common cause of hepatic fibrosis after tuberculosis and schistosomiasis.
Nasopharyngeal pentastomiasis (Halzoun): report of 3 cases.
Intraocular pentastomiasis causing unilateral glaucoma.
Most documented human infections are caused by members of the species Armillifer armillatus, which cause visceral pentastomiasis in West and Central Africa (2-4).
Of the serum samples tested, only the serum sample from the snake farm owner was positive for pentastomiasis in the ELISA, index 1.