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Subcutaneous sparganosis, a zoonotic cestodiasis, in two cats.
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PMID:  24464556     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Sparganosis is a zoonotic cestodiasis of human beings and animals caused by plerocercoid or second-stage larvae (sparganum) of pseudophyllidean tapeworms in host tissues. Cats are among definitive hosts in which the larva develops to adult stage in the intestines. Reports on larval infection involving various tissues and organs in cats are scarce. Rare single case reports of visceral sparganosis in cats are previously documented. The present report documents an unusual subcutaneous sparganosis in 2 Domestic Shorthair cats from southern Georgia. Veterinary clinicians should consider sparganosis as differential diagnosis for subcutaneous cyst-like masses in cats. As infected animals and animal tissues are sources of human infection, sparganosis warrants public awareness and due precaution to avoid human infection.
Authors:
Moges Woldemeskel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-1-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1943-4936     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vet. Diagn. Invest.     Publication Date:  2014 Jan 
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Created Date:  2014-1-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9011490     Medline TA:  J Vet Diagn Invest     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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