cutaneous habronemiasis


cutaneous habronemiasis
infection of the skin of a horse with larvae of Habronema or Draschia species; cutaneous granulomas grow in size until the skin around them is destroyed, leaving a large raw surface. Because of the clinical similarity between cutaneous habronemiasis and pythiosis, the disorders are often confused. See also swamp cancer, under cancer. Called also bursati, bursautee, and summer sores.

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  • habronemiasis — hab·ro·ne·mi·a·sis .hab rə nē mī ə səs n, pl a·ses .sēz infestation with or disease caused by roundworms of the genus Habronema and characterized in the horse by gastric tumors and inflammation or by summer sores * * * hab·ro·ne·mi·a·sis… …   Medical dictionary

  • Habronema — A genus of spiruroid nematodes inhabiting the stomach of horses. The larvae develop in housefly and stable fly maggots living in manure, become infective when the fly larvae pupate, and are carried by adult flies to open wounds on horses, where… …   Medical dictionary

  • summer sores — n pl but sing or pl in constr a skin disease of the horse caused by larval roundworms of the genus Habronema deposited by flies in skin wounds or abrasions where they cause intense inflammation with exudate and local necrosis * * * cutaneous… …   Medical dictionary

  • barsati — bar·sati (bahr sahtґe) [Hindi “of the rainy season”] 1. cutaneous habronemiasis. 2. pythiosis …   Medical dictionary

  • bungeye — bung·eye (bungґi) cutaneous habronemiasis around the eye …   Medical dictionary

  • bursati — bur·sa·ti (bər sahґte) [Hindi barsati of the rainy season] 1. pythiosis. 2. cutaneous habronemiasis. Spelled also bursatti, bursattee, and bursautee …   Medical dictionary

  • swamp cancer — 1. pythiosis. 2. a general term for any of several syndromes in horses consisting of skin or mucosal lesions with ulcers and granulomatous tissue; they may be on the head, trunk, or legs. Included are cutaneous habronemiasis, entomophthoromycosis …   Medical dictionary

  • entomophthoromycosis — en·to·moph·tho·ro·my·co·sis (en″tə mof″thə ro mi koґsis) 1. any disease caused by fungi of the order Entomophthorales; human infections are usually in apparently physiologically and immunologically normal individuals,… …   Medical dictionary

  • pythiosis — pyth·i·o·sis (pith″e oґsis) infection by Pythium insidiosum, primarily affecting horses and mules but also seen in dogs and cattle, in India, Indonesia, Europe, and the southern United States; characteristics include formation of… …   Medical dictionary


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