pentastomid


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pentastomid

(pĕn′tə-stō′mĭd, pĕn-tăs′tə-mĭd)
A blood-sucking parasite that infests the nasal cavity of carnivores; human disease is caused by Armillifer armillatus—usual host, snakes—and Linguatula serrata—usual host, sheep and goats; pentastomiasis is global in distribution; linguliasis or Halzoun’s disease is more common in the Middle East and results from eating poorly-cooked meat; the larvae cause pain, itching, sneezing due to transnasal migration, dysphagia, vomiting and lymphadenopathy; a large bolus of worms may cause fatal obstruction
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Florida alligators exhibited the greatest pentastomid prevalence and mean intensity (Fisher's exact test, P = 0.
Samples excised from visceral surfaces or from the peritoneal cavity were fixed in 90% ethanol and transferred to the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (Hamburg, Germany) for histologic and molecular analysis for a presumptive pentastomid etiology.
The pentastomid identification was based on the dimensions of the hooks, copulatoryspiculae of the males (measured with the aid of a microscope fitted with a micrometer eyepiece), number of body rings and oral cavity (Venard and Bangham, 1941; Self and Rego, 1985).
Sequence similarities to other pentastomids range from 90.
Humans are usually tolerant to nymphal pentastomid infections, and most patients are asymptomatic (4).
verrucosus (Chabaud and Brygoo, 1960, 1962, 1963; Caballero, 1968), only two pentastomids have been reported from this species.
Pentastomid, Raillietiella mottae Almeida, Freire and Lopes, 2008, infecting lizards in an area of caatinga, northeast, Brazil.