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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ameiva was sampled in three different populations of Caatinga vegetation, and there was no registered pentastomid infection for this species, which may indicate the presence of Pentastomida in Teiidae lizards, occur accidentally or occasionally without causing apparent damage to the tissues of the infected organ.
We used Fisher's exact test in Quantitative Parasitology 3.0 (Quantitative Parasitology 3.0., Budapest, Hungary) to 1) examine parasite prevalence and mean intensity for Texas alligators, and 2) compare the prevalence variation of lung pentastomids, gastric nematodes, and intestinal helminths among alligators from Texas (TX), Western
Large snakes offered by private hunters were analyzed directly for adult pentastomid infection of respiratory tissues.
Ibarra-Velarde, "Serine protease activity demonstrated in the larval stage of the pentastomid Linguatula serrata," Parasitology Research, vol.
Sequence similarities to other pentastomids range from 90.0% (Armillifer agkistrodontis, Porocephalus crotali) to 90.8% (Raillietiella spp.).
To the Editor: Pentastomids or tongue worms are a unique group of vermiform parasites, phylogenetically related to arthropods (1).
verrucosus (Chabaud and Brygoo, 1960, 1962, 1963; Caballero, 1968), only two pentastomids have been reported from this species.