Lesser Grison (Galictis cuja Molina, 1782) as host of Dioctophyme renale Goeze, 1782

  • Pedrassani D
  • Worm M
  • Drechmer J
  • et al.
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ABSTRACT: The Dioctophyme renale is a helminth parasite of the kidney usually seen in domestic and wild carnivores and rarely in human beings. This is a report about the parasitism of D. renale found in the kidney of two roadkill lesser grisons (Galictis cuja) in the North of the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. The report of this parasitism in this species is important to complement the records about this native carnivore as a contributor in the epidemiologic chain while host/disseminator of this helminth with zoonotic potential.RESUMO: O Dioctophyme renale é um helminto parasita renal observado normalmente em carnívoros domésticos e silvestres e excepcionalmente em seres humanos. Relata-se o parasitismo por D. renale em rim de dois furões pequenos (Galictis cuja) encontrados mortos por atropelamento no Norte do estado de Santa Catarina, Brasil. Relatar esse parasitismo nessa espécie é importante, para que se possam somar dados relativos a participação deste carnívoro nativo na cadeia epidemiológica como hospedeiro/ veiculador desse helminto com potencial zoonótico.




Pedrassani, D., Worm, M., Drechmer, J., & Santos, M. C. I. (2018). Lesser Grison (Galictis cuja Molina, 1782) as host of Dioctophyme renale Goeze, 1782. Arquivos Do Instituto Biológico, 84(0). https://doi.org/10.1590/1808-1657000312016

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