Dioctophyme renale (Nematoda: Dioctophymatidae) in Leopardus geoffroyi (Carnivora: Felidae) in the Neotropical region

Rev Bras Parasitol Vet. 2018 Apr-Jun;27(2):223-225. doi: 10.1590/s1984-29612017079. Epub 2018 Feb 19.


Parasitic diseases affecting wild carnivores remain largely unknown or poorly described. Dioctophymosis is a parasitosis caused by the nematode Dioctophyme renale that is found worldwide. It affects domestic and wild animals and has been reported frequently in Brazil. This paper reports dioctophymosis in a wild felid for the first time.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brazil
  • Dioctophymatoidea / isolation & purification*
  • Female
  • Kidney / parasitology
  • Panthera / parasitology*
  • Tropical Climate