Journal article

Haycocknema perplexum n. g., n. sp (Nematoda : Robertdollfusidae): an intramyofibre parasite in man

DM Spratt, I Beveridge, JRH Andrews, X Dennett

SYSTEMATIC PARASITOLOGY | KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL | Published : 1999

Abstract

Haycocknema perplexum n. g., n. sp. (Nematoda: Robertdollfusidae) is described from a man in Tasmania, Australia. Adult male and female nematodes and larvae were recovered from myofibres following biopsy of the right vastus lateralis muscle and were associated with a polymyositis. H. perplexum is distinguished from all other genera of the Muspiceoidea by the presence of a large amorphous "cell" supporting a granule-filled, flask- or gourd-shaped reservoir in the rectal region of mature and gravid female nematodes, often containing one or more large, refractile, thick-rimmed "globules" on the external surface of the reservoir, by the small number of ova/eggs/larvae developing in each uterus, ..

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