WERNECK, Max Rondon, GOLDBERG, D. W.; BIANCHI, M. P.; Carvalho, E. C. Q. Parasitic Ulcerous Caseous Gastroesophagitis Associated with Rameshwarotrema uterocrescens Rao, 1975 (Digenea: Pronocephalidae) in a Juvenile Green Turtle [Chelonia mydas, Linnaeus 1758 (Testudines: Cheloniidae)]: A Case Report. JOURNAL OF PARASITOLOGY, v.103, p.292 – 294, 2017 .
Here we report a case of ulcerative caseous gastroesophagitis associated with Rameshwarotrema uterocrescens, Rao, 1975 (Digenea: Pronocephalidae), in a juvenile green turtle (Chelonia mydas) from southern Brazil. Similar pathologies have been reported only in adult green turtles from Costa Rica. This paper presents the second report of parasitic esophagitis due to R. uterocrescens and the first occurrence in juvenile green turtles along coastal Brazil.