sparganosis


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sparganosis

 [spahr″gah-no´sis]
infection with spargana, which invade the subcutaneous tissues, causing inflammation and fibrosis. If the lymphatics are involved, elephantiasis results.

spar·ga·no·sis

(spar'gă-nō'sis),
Infection with the plerocercoid or sparganum of a pseudophyllidean tapeworm, usually in a dermal sore resulting from application of infected flesh as a poultice; infection may also occur from ingestion of uncooked frog, snake, mammal, or bird intermediate or transport host bearing the spargana, but not from fish with Diphyllobothrium larvae, inasmuch as sparganosis is an infection with nonhuman pseudophyllidean tapeworms, usually species of Spirometra. Sparganosis may also develop from ingestion of water containing procercoid-infected Cyclops.
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In a word, although it is ambiguous what immunological diagnosis (for clonorchiasis or sparganosis mansoni) was finally used by Sheng et al ., we still think this case was more probably attributed to paragonimiasis.
Human sparganosis, a neglected food borne zoonosis.
Sparganosis has been reported in 39 countries in the world, and it mainly occurs in east and southeast Asia and has also been reported in Europe, America, Africa, and Australia [4].
He was finally diagnosed with pulmonary sparganosis with pleural effusion.
decipiens) have been found to be responsible for human sparganosis in Japan (21).
Additional laboratory studies may be most useful in diagnosing difficult cases, including degenerating cysts, and in differentiating cysticercosis from other parasitic infections such as sparganosis. (3,12,14,15) Cerebrospinal fluid containing eosinophils may be indicative of a central nervous system parasitic infection but is not specific for neurocysticercosis.
Sparganosis is a parasitic zoonosis endemic in Asia, Europe, and North America.
For example, the uncommon infection sparganosis is given the same coverage as cysticercosis and echinococcosis, and more space is devoted to infection with Angiostrongylus than to strongyloidiasis.
Sparganosis refers to tissue infection with the pleurocercoid larvae of the genera Diphyllobothrium (from the Greek di ["two"] + phyllon ["leaf"] + bothrion ["pit"]) or Spirometra (from the Greek speira ["coil"] + metra ["uterus"]).
His research interests include parasite biology, phylogeny, and molecular diagnosis of parasitic helminths, mainly diphyllobothriosis and sparganosis.
To the Editor: Sparganosis is a parasitic zoonosis caused by invasion of the spargana, the plerocercoid larvae of various diphyllobothroid tapeworms belonging to the genus Spirometra (1).
To the Editor: Sparganosis is a worldwide parasitic zoonosis caused by infection with spargana, the plerocercoid larvae of various diphyllobothroid tapeworms belonging to the genus Spirometra (1-3).