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.

sparganosis

/spar·ga·no·sis/ (spahr″gah-no´sis) infection with the larvae (spargana) of any of several species of tapeworms, which invade the subcutaneous tissues, causing inflammation and fibrosis.

sparganosis

[spär′gənō′sis]
Etymology: Gk, sparganon, swaddling clothes, osis, condition
an infection with larvae of the fish tapeworm of the pseudogenus Sparganum, recently identified as the plerocercoid stage of Diphyllobothrium. It is characterized by painful subcutaneous swellings or swelling and destruction of the eye. It is acquired by ingesting larvae in contaminated water or in inadequately cooked infected frog flesh. Treatment includes surgery and local injection of ethyl alcohol to kill the larvae.

sparganosis

infection with Spirometra mansoni (syn. S. erinacei), which invades the subcutaneous tissues of pigs causing inflammation and fibrosis. If the lymphatics are involved, there is edematous enlargement of the part. Transmissible to humans who eat infected meat.
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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 .
Human sparganosis, a neglected food borne zoonosis.
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Sparganosis is most common in Asia where frogs or snakes are more commonly eaten or where traditional medicinal practices call for the use of raw frog or snake meat in poultices, although recent reports indicate it occurs in in some populations in Africa.
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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).
Sparganosis is rarely seen in central and northern China.
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).