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Journal abbreviation: Neotropical helminthology
Inthe first cases of human polycystic echinococcosis, a disease resembling alveolar echinococcosis, emerged in Argentina. One of the parasites responsible, Echinococcus oligarthrus, had been discovered in its adult strobilar stage before A second South American species, E.
Obtaining recognition of the 2 species and establishing their connection to human disease were complicated because the life cycle of tapeworms is complex and comprises different developmental stages in diverse host species.
To date, at least human cases have been reported from 12 South and Central Neotrope. helminthol countries. Keywords: Polycystic echinococcosis, Echinococcus oligarthrus, Echinococcus vogeli, Neotropics, South America, metacestode, parasitic emerging disease, historical review Echinococcosis is a parasitic anthropozoonosis characterized by the development of a larval tapeworm stage metacestode in herbivorous intermediate hosts, such as rodents and ungulates, and accidentally in humans.
The adult tapeworm is minute and inhabits the small intestine of canids or felids, the definitive hosts. Infections occur in intermediate hosts when they ingest eggs that have been passed in the feces of definitive hosts. In the past, many Echinococcus species have been described, but most have been abandoned or reclassified.
Molecular phylogeny reconstructions are complex, and the process of taxonomic revision has not yet been completed 1. The causative agent of cystic echinococcosis hydatidosisthe dog tapeworm E. The species responsible for alveolar echinococcosis AEthe fox tapeworm E. Recently, E. Either species is capable of causing polycystic echinococcosis PE in its natural intermediate host and accidentally in humans.
Emergence of Polycystic Neotropical Echinococcosis
Disease due to E. PE thus comprises 2 disease entities. Each is characterized by distinctive epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and morphologic features of the adult and larval parasite 3. Today, PE is no longer a medical rarity as more and more cases are being discovered.
The prevalence of the disease, however, is unknown.
The patients in whom he diagnosed the disease had multilocular cysts with an alveolar aspect, resembling European Neotrope. helminthol.
Notably, the patients came from rural areas and claimed that they had never been out of the country 4 — 6. At that time, only E. AE had never been detected in South America before and was thought to be restricted to temperate, Holoarctic regions.
In Chile, information about parasites for this species is limited to helminths and nematodes, and little is known about other parasite groups. Birds were externally inspected for ectoparasites and necropsies were performed to examine digestive and respiratory organs in search of endoparasites.
AE lesions had been recognized as echinococcal 48 years before, inby Rudolf Virchow 7 ; the causative agent, E. The life cycle of the parasite, which involves foxes and rodents, was not elucidated until the s by Robert L. Rausch and Everett L.
Schiller 9 and Hans Vogel Since the patients described by Viñas had never left their home country, he concluded that they must have acquired the disease in Argentina.
Would this be the first description of AE in the New World?
- Fourteen species of adult helminths 6, species of parasites.
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Discovery of Adult Echinococcus oligarthrus Many years earlier, on April 9,the Austrian emperor, Franz I, had sent a group of natural scientists to Brazil to explore the country.
On Neotrope. helminthol one of the ships was year-old Johann Natterer —a passionate ornithologist Natterer was fascinated by Brazil and stayed abroad for 18 years.
Hubendick, Recent lymnaeids, their variation, morphology, taxonomy, nomenclature and distribution.
Natterer returned to Vienna in with a Brazilian wife, 3 children, and 37 boxes Neotrope. helminthol collected material Among the many specimens he brought home was a helminth he had found in the upper part of the small intestine of a puma, Felis Puma concolor.
Rudolf Leuckart — stated in a monograph 13 that these helminths may not be seen as juveniles of T. Diesing stated that the low number of proglottids is similar to the Neotrope.
helminthol of proglottids in T. The organism was still not recognized as an echinococcus, however. The presence of hooks typical for echinococci was not mentioned, and the parasite was placed in a subgroup with hookless tapeworms.
All of these scientific descriptions of the South American tapeworm were forgotten bywhen Viñas described the cases of hogy mondod az emberi papillomavírust AE in Argentina.