Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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Trypanoxyuris atelis

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4444-1

This pinworm species, which belongs like 17 other species to the genus Trypanoxyuris, has been described to induce mass infections in nonhuman primates in zoological gardens by constant autoinfections, which may cause chronic diarrheas associated with pruritus ani and indirect behavioral problems. A related species (T. microon) affects owl monkeys (Aotus nancymae).


Related Species Behavioral Problem Nonhuman Primate Chronic Diarrhea Zoological Garden 
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Further Reading

  1. Felt S, White C (2005) Evaluation of a timed and repeated perianal tape test for the detection of pinworms (Trypanoxyuris microon) in owl monkeys (Aotus nancymae). J Med Primatol 34:209–214CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Koehler AV et al (2014) Genetic identification of anoxyurid from a captive blackhanded spider monkey – implications for treatment and control. Parasitol Res 113:3445-3448Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany