Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Spiruoidea: Gongylonematidae

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2951

Superfamily of  nematodes. Especially members of the family  Gongylonematidae may infect humans, e.g., the “gullet worm” of domestic animals may occur in the esophagus and/or stomach and becomes embedded in the mucosa. Infections occur (also in humans) by eating the intermediate hosts (beetles).

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