Sparganosis is an infection with larvae of Spirometra sp or Sparganum proliferum tape worms.
(See also Overview of tapeworm infections.)
Sparganosis is an infection with larvae of Spirometra sp or Sparganum proliferum tape worms. (See also Overview of tapeworm infections.) Adult Spirometra spp and Sparganum proliferum tapeworms infect dogs, cats and other carnivores. The eggs are excreted in fresh water, where they of copepods (hop pieces, such. As Cyclops) are swallowed. Fish, reptiles and amphibians (including frogs) take this on and serve as an intermediate host. Humans and other mammals are infected Accidental ingestion of copepods by cat or dog feces contaminated water ingestion of inadequately cooked meat from another intermediate host Contact with senfhaltigem meat from these sources In humans, the larvae migrate characteristically into the subcutaneous tissue or muscle and form slow-growing masses. Other sites such. As the CNS may also be involved, but far less frequently. The symptoms are caused by space-occupying effects of inflammatory processes. The diagnosis of Sparganosis is usually provided after surgical removal, but should also be considered if a corresponding lesion is discovered during imaging procedures. A surgical procedure is also the primary treatment and is carried out usually in symptomatic space-occupying lesions. In general, treatment with anthelmintics was not effective.