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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 100, No. 6, 2005, pp. 679-683
Bioline Code: oc05143
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 100, No. 6, 2005, pp. 679-683

 en Pathology and first report of natural infections of the eye trematode Philophthalmus lachrymosus check for this species in other resources Braun, 1902 (Digenea, Philophthalmidae) in a non-human mammalian host
Roberto Magalhães Pinto; Leonilda Correia dos Santos; Rogerio Tortelly; Rodrigo Caldas Menezes; Wanderlei de Moraes; Julio Cesar Juvenal & Delir Corrêa Gomes

Abstract

The avian eye trematode Philophthalmus lachrymosus check for this species in other resources Braun, 1902 is for the first time referred naturally occurring in a non-human mammalian host. Previously, natural infections with P. lachrymosus and other species of Philophthalmus have been occasionally reported from man, with few data on experimental infections of non-human mammals. Results presented here are related to the report of two cases of philophthalmosis due to natural infections of wild Brazilian capybaras, Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris check for this species in other resources L., 1766 with P. lachrymosus and associated pathology. Clinical signs, gross and microscopic lesions as well as new morphometric data on the parasite are presented.

Keywords
Digenea - Philophtalmus lachrymosus - mammals - Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris - patholo

 
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