helminth


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  • noun

Synonyms for helminth

worm that is parasitic on the intestines of vertebrates especially roundworms and tapeworms and flukes

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The skipper frog Rana cyanophlyctis which occurs in abundance in several fresh water bodies locally is an obligate host for many species of helminth parasites.
Helminths of four lizards from Nayarit, Mexico: Anolis nebolosus (Polychrotidae), Ctenosaura pectinata (Iguanidae), Phyllodactylus lanei (Gekkonidae), and Sceloporus nelsoni (phyrynosomatidae).
Over eons, helminths have developed methods for subduing their hosts' inflammatory and immune responses in order to promote their own survival and colonization.
Prevalence of Zoonotic Intestinal Helminths of Canids in Moghan Plain, Northwestern Iran.
Gastointestinal helminths in gray foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) of southern illinois.
Key words: Procyon lotor, Didelphis virginiana, Mephitis mephitis, Arthrocephalus lotoris, Baylisascaris procyonis, Capillaria plica, Mesocestoides, Oochoristica, Physaloptera maxillaris, Physaloptera turgida, Plagiorchis elegans, Plagiorhynchus cylindraceus, helminth parasites, Nebraska
Examples include helminths, bacteria common in soils and in the human gut, and viruses such as hepatitis A.
Helminth infections include filarial diseases, onchocerciasis (river blindness) and lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis) caused by parasitic worms, which inflict the heaviest socioeconomic burden of all the neglected tropical diseases and affect millions in poverty-stricken areas.
In school age populations of developing countries, intestinal helminth infections rank first among the causes of communicable and noncommunicable diseases (7).
The research published by David Artis, assistant professor in the Department of Pathobiology at Penn Vet, and colleagues may identify an important process in the immune response to helminth parasites and allergies.
Bentwich and others described the observation that helminth-infected Africans expressed higher levels of immune activation and a dominant Th2 immune profile when compared to European patients and those without helminth infections.
S stercoralis, also called threadworms, is a nematode helminth parasite that causes strongyloidiasis.