Viability of Strongyloides venezuelensis eggs and larvae in vermiculite containing the fungus Duddingtonia flagrans.
- Laryssa Pinheiro Costa Silva,
- Carolina Magri Ferraz,
- Anderson Rocha Aguiar,
- Jackson Victor Araújo,
- Steveen Rios Ribeiro,
- Débora Goldner Rossi,
- Luanderson Queiroz Mendes,
- Fausto Edmundo Lima Pereira,
- Narcisa Imaculada Brant Moreira,
- Fabio Ribeiro Braga
Parasitol Res 2017 May 15. Epub 2017 May 15.
Department of Parasitology, University of Vila Velha-ES, Vila Velha, ES, Brazil.
Strongyloidiasis is the most clinically important disease among the infections caused by geohelminths, seeing that this parasite can cause autoinfection. The use of nematophagous fungi like Duddingtonia flagrans, that have predation action on eggs and infecciososas forms of helminths, emerges as an alternative method for environmental control. For this reason, analyzing the viability of larvae and eggs of Strongyloides venezuelensis and the action of Duddingtonia flagrans AC001 in vermiculite, as well as the action of the nematophagous fungi in different growth stages, is important to elaborate and define the best culture conditions that favor the activity of the fungus. Read More