bilharzia

(= schistosomiasis) Disease caused by the blood fluke Schistosoma spp., a digenean Platyhelminth.

Bilharzia

Bilharzia is a parasitic worm of the fluke group.
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Bilharzia

Bilharzia: Disease caused by worms that parasitize people. Also called schistosomiasis. Three main species of these trematode worms (flukes)--Schistosoma haematobium, S. japonicum, and S. mansoni - cause disease in humans. Larval forms of the parasite live in freshwater snails. The cercaria (form of the parasite) is liberated from the snail burrow ...
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bilharzia

Disease caused by worms that parasitise people. Also called schistosomiasis. Three main species of these trematode worms (flukes)--Schistosoma haematobium, S. Japonicum, and S. Mansoni cause disease in humans. Larval forms of the parasite live in freshwater snails. The cercaria (form of the parasite) is liberated from the snail burrow into skin, tr...
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bilharzia

Disease that causes anaemia, inflammation, formation of scar tissue, dysentery, enlargement of the spleen and liver, cancer of the bladder, and cirrhosis of the liver. It is contracted by bathing in water contaminated with human sewage. Some 200 million people are thought to suffer from this disease in the tropics, and 750,000 people a year die. Fr...
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Bilharzia

Type: Term Pronunciation: bil-har′zē-ă Definitions: 1. An early name for Schistosoma.
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