A case report on Meggittina Gerbilli in Iran

Rasti, S. and Mobadi, I. and Dehghani, R. and Doroodgar, A. (2001) A case report on Meggittina Gerbilli in Iran. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 5.

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History and Objectives: Meggittina gerbilli is a parasite of African rodents. Until now, 4 species have been reported. In this article, it is attempted to introduce a case captured and observed in Kashan in 1996. Materials and Methods: The descriptive strategy of this study was performed to evaluate the gastrointestinal parasites of wild mice inhabited in Kashan and suburban region. The captured mice were dissected through ventral surface and their parasites were isolated and diagnosed. A cooperation existed on suspicious cases with Health School of Tehran university. Results: Out of 120 mice, in only one of them 7 cases of Meggittina gerbilli was diagnosed with a length of 2mm, 4 suckers, a wide and small neck, 3 segments and with one genital apparatus in each one of them. The genital pore lies in anterior ¼ of the segments alternatively. In addition, 210 round testes existed in two sides of each ovary. Conclusion: In evaluation of animal parasites, rare species should be considered to upgrade parasitologic knowledge.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine
Divisions: Feyz journal
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 15 May 2017 12:40
Last Modified: 25 May 2017 17:30
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2514

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