MAMMOMONOGAMUS

MAMMOMONOGAMUS

This genus is distinguished from the genera in birds by the fact that they are found in mammals and that there are longitudinal ribs on the inner walls of the buccal capsule of those found in mammals (Baruš and Tenora, 1972; Lichtenfels, 1974). The genus Mammomonogamus is differentiated from Rondentogamus of palearctic rodents by the fact that the members of the rodent genus have a well developed collar around the oral opening and operculate eggs, neither or which occur in species of Mammomonogamus. In most cases, human infections with Mammomonogamus have been ascribed to Mammomonogamusnasicola (e.g., Mornex et al., 1980) or Mammomonogamuslaryngeus (e.g., Pipitgool et al., 1992 and Timmons et al., 1983). Cases in cats have typically been ascribed to other species such as Mammomonogamusierei which seems to infect cats mainly in the Caribbean. A strange species parasitic in the inner ear was described from cats in China, but there have been no recent reports of this worm. As of now, the life cycle of members of this genus has not been described.

Baruš V, and Tenora F. 1972. Notes on the systematics and taxonomy of the nematodes belonging to the family Syngamidae Leiper, 1912. Acta Univ Agri Brno Fac Agron 20:275-286.

Lichtenfels JR. 1974. No. 7. Keys to the genera of the superfamily Strongyloidea. In. CIH Keys to the Nematode Parasites of Vertebrates. Anderson RC, Chabaud AG, and Wilmott S, eds., pages 1- 41.

Mornex JF, Magdeleine J, De Thore J. 1980. Human syngamosis (Mammomonogamusnasicola) as a cause of chronic cough in Martinique. 37 recent observations. Novelle Press Medicale 9:3628.

Pipitgool V, Chaisiri K, Visetsupakarn P, Srigan V, Maleewong W. 1992. Mammomonogamus (Syngamus) laryngeus infection: a fist case report in Thailand. SE Asian J Trop Med Pub Hlth 23:336-337.

Severo LC, Conci MA, Camargo JJP, Andre-Alves MR, Palombinin BC. 1988. Syngamosis: two new Brazilian cases and evidence of a possible pulmonary cycle. Trans Roy Soc Trop Med Hyg 82:467-468.

Timmons RF, Bowers RE, Price DL. 1983. Infection of the respiratory tract with Mammomanogamus (Syngamus) laryngeus: a new case in Largo, Florida, and a summary of previously reported cases. Am Rev Resp Dis 128:566-569.

Villon A, Foulon G, Ancelle R, Nguyen NQ, Martin-Bouyer G. 1983. Prevalence des parasitoses intestinales en Martinique. Bull Soc Pathol Exotique 76:406-416.

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