From Big Medical Encyclopedia

SINGAMIDOZ (syngamidosis; synonym: syngamosis) — helminthosis of upper respiratory tracts.

Human cases of S. are described in Brazil, Australia, India, on the Philippine islands, etc. In the USSR S.'s diseases are not registered.

Activator — Syngamus laryngeus Railliet, 1899 — a nematode of bright red color. The male (the sizes 4 — 6,3 x 0,4 — 0,45 mm) is constantly attached to a female. Sizes of females: 7 — 20x0,5 — 0,65 mm. Eggs of 0,098x0,054 mm in size of an oval form with a thin cover, are segmented. Singamusa parasitize in a throat, a trachea, bronchial tubes of final (definitivny) owners (large and small cattle, horses, birds, occasionally the person). The eggs laid by females of sin-gamus are allocated to the environment from an organism of final owners with a phlegm and excrements.

Larvae develop in the soil and in an organism of earthworms, fresh-water mollusks where they remain a long time. Development of a larva in egg to an invasive stage comes to the end within 8 — 12 days at t ° 25 — 30 ° then it leaves egg.

Infection people happens during the swallowing invasive larvae to the contaminated food and water. During the parasitizing of singamus at people the tracheobronchitis which is followed by fits of coughing with a phlegm, sometimes a pneumorrhagia, an asthmatic syndrome is observed.

Diagnosis put at detection of eggs of singamus in a phlegm, excrements, sometimes adult singamusa are thrown out with a phlegm at cough or find them at a bronkhoskopiya.

Treatment it is not developed, there are messages on successful use of thiabendazole and Mebendazolum.

Forecast favorable.

Prevention washing of hands before food consists in washing of vegetables and fruit, boiling of water from open reservoirs.

See also Nematodoses .

V. K. Karnaukhov.