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Dioctophyme renale in Vulpes vulpes from the Caspian Sea littoral of Iran.

Hajialilo E, Mobedi I, Masoud J, Hasanpour H, Mowlavi G - Iran. J. Public Health (2015)

Bottom Line: During a long term of road survey for detection of the zoonotic helminthes in carnivores, a male Vulpes vulpes was naturally found infected by Dioctophyme renale in Caspian Sea littoral in Iran.Concerning the rout of parasite transmission to humans, different epidemiological aspects should be studied in the country.Present paper describes a destructive lesion of the kidney in the fox due to D. renale after almost a decade of monitoring for the parasite reservoirs in the region.

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Affiliation: Dept. of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

ABSTRACT
During a long term of road survey for detection of the zoonotic helminthes in carnivores, a male Vulpes vulpes was naturally found infected by Dioctophyme renale in Caspian Sea littoral in Iran. Since the parasite transmission usually occurs through consumption of fish and other accidental food items, investigation of the worm amongst fish-eating animals in the areas with potential circulation of the helminth life cycle, has been regarded as a public health importance so far. Concerning the rout of parasite transmission to humans, different epidemiological aspects should be studied in the country. Present paper describes a destructive lesion of the kidney in the fox due to D. renale after almost a decade of monitoring for the parasite reservoirs in the region.

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Infected kidney and the measurements of the width and length of the worm (The original identified worm)
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Figure 1: Infected kidney and the measurements of the width and length of the worm (The original identified worm)

Mentions: The carcass of the fox, V. vulpes was found killed on the road, Roodbar 36° 48′ 35″ N / 49° 23′ 17″ E, 67 km southern Rasht the capital of Gilan providence in the summer 2005. Initial observation revealed the sample, parasitized by D. renale and collected materials were subsequently transferred to the laboratory of Helminthology at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Identification of the worm was based on characteristic morphologic and morphometric parameters introduced by pioneer parasitologists (2). The infected left kidney (Fig. 1a) was found seriously damaged, as the tissues had been already destructed by the worm during the course of infection. Right kidney was not existed presumably due to laceration of the carcass on the road. Two segments of a male worm, 12 and 4cm in length, beside another female worm 24cm long (Fig. 1c) which was observed free within the abdominal cavity were collected. The width in the middle parts of the samples (female and two segmented male), was measured about 5.8, 3.7 and 4mm respectively (Fig. 1b).


Dioctophyme renale in Vulpes vulpes from the Caspian Sea littoral of Iran.

Hajialilo E, Mobedi I, Masoud J, Hasanpour H, Mowlavi G - Iran. J. Public Health (2015)

Infected kidney and the measurements of the width and length of the worm (The original identified worm)
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Infected kidney and the measurements of the width and length of the worm (The original identified worm)
Mentions: The carcass of the fox, V. vulpes was found killed on the road, Roodbar 36° 48′ 35″ N / 49° 23′ 17″ E, 67 km southern Rasht the capital of Gilan providence in the summer 2005. Initial observation revealed the sample, parasitized by D. renale and collected materials were subsequently transferred to the laboratory of Helminthology at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Identification of the worm was based on characteristic morphologic and morphometric parameters introduced by pioneer parasitologists (2). The infected left kidney (Fig. 1a) was found seriously damaged, as the tissues had been already destructed by the worm during the course of infection. Right kidney was not existed presumably due to laceration of the carcass on the road. Two segments of a male worm, 12 and 4cm in length, beside another female worm 24cm long (Fig. 1c) which was observed free within the abdominal cavity were collected. The width in the middle parts of the samples (female and two segmented male), was measured about 5.8, 3.7 and 4mm respectively (Fig. 1b).

Bottom Line: During a long term of road survey for detection of the zoonotic helminthes in carnivores, a male Vulpes vulpes was naturally found infected by Dioctophyme renale in Caspian Sea littoral in Iran.Concerning the rout of parasite transmission to humans, different epidemiological aspects should be studied in the country.Present paper describes a destructive lesion of the kidney in the fox due to D. renale after almost a decade of monitoring for the parasite reservoirs in the region.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Dept. of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

ABSTRACT
During a long term of road survey for detection of the zoonotic helminthes in carnivores, a male Vulpes vulpes was naturally found infected by Dioctophyme renale in Caspian Sea littoral in Iran. Since the parasite transmission usually occurs through consumption of fish and other accidental food items, investigation of the worm amongst fish-eating animals in the areas with potential circulation of the helminth life cycle, has been regarded as a public health importance so far. Concerning the rout of parasite transmission to humans, different epidemiological aspects should be studied in the country. Present paper describes a destructive lesion of the kidney in the fox due to D. renale after almost a decade of monitoring for the parasite reservoirs in the region.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus