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Muellerius capillaris (hair lungworm)

Synonyms: Muellerius minutissimus; Pseudalius capillaris (homotypic)

Wikipedia Abstract

Muellerius capillaris (Mueller, 1889), also known as hair lungworm, is nematode parasite of small ruminants. Adult worms occur in small air passages (bronchioles, bronchioli) and in the alveoli, even in the subpleural tissue. In ruminants, parasite causes chronic bronchopneumonia. In case of massive infection or secondary bacterial infection, M. capillaris infection can cause death of the host.
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Attributes / relations provided by
1Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
2Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
3Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
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