schistosomiasis

Disease (bilharzia) caused by trematode worms (flukes). Three main species, Schistosoma haematobium, S. japonicum , and S. mansoni , cause disease in man. Larval forms of the parasite live in freshwater snails; cercariae liberated from the snail burrow into skin, transform to the schistosomulum stage, and migrate to the urinary tract ( S. haematobium ), liver or intestine ( S. japonicum, S.mansoni ) where the adult worms develop. Eggs are shed into the urinary tract or the intestine and hatch to form miracidia which then infect snails, completing the life cycle. Adult worms cause substantial damage to tissue and seem to resist immune damage by mechanisms that are not fully understood. ...

schistosomiasis

(shis″-) (skis″to-so-mi´ә-sis) infection with blood flukes of the genus Schistosoma. Most types occur in East Asia, nearby islands, or the Tropics; schistosomiasis is rare in North America and Europe. Called also bilharziasis.
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schistosomiasis

bilharzia noun an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosoma; common in the tropics and Far East; symptoms depend on the part of the body infected
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Schistosomiasis

[skin symptoms] The first symptom of starting schistosomiasis (which is also known as `bilharziasis`) is a cutaneous condition characterized by mild itching and a papular dermatitis of the feet and other parts after swimming in polluted streams containing cercariae.{rp|432} == See also == ...
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Schistosomiasis

a disease (bilharzia) caused by digenetic trematode worms of the genus Schistosoma, the adults of which live in the urinary or mesenteric blood vessels. Eggs shed by the female worms pass to the outside in the urine or faeces, but many also lodge in and obstruct the blood flow in the liver.
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schistosomiasis

Also known as biharzia, a parasitic disease caused by Schistosoma species of flukes. Infection is usually acquired by bathing in infected water, the different species of parasite causing different manifestations. Infection of the bladder causes constriction, calcification, and secondary infection, a...
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schistosomiasis

Disease (bilharzia) caused by digenetic trematode worms of the genus Schistosoma, the adults of which live in the urinary or mesenteric blood vessels. Eggs shed by the female worms pass to the outside in the urine or faeces, but many also lodge in and obstruct the blood flow in the liver. Eosinophils seem to be particularly important in the killing...
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schistosomiasis

group of chronic disorders caused by small, parasitic flatworms (family Schistosomatidae) commonly called blood flukes. Schistosomiasis is ... [7 related articles]
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Schistosomiasis

infestation by a parasitic blood worm that can damage the liver, bladder, and intestines
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Schistosomiasis

Schistosomiasis (bilharziasis) is a disease caused by infestation of the body with blood flukes of the genus Schistosoma.
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schistosomiasis

schistosomiasis (shis'tusōmī'usis) , bilharziasis,or snail fever,parasitic disease caused by blood flukes, trematode worms of the genus Schistosoma. Three species are human parasites: S. mansoni, S. japonicum, and S. haematobium. The disease is prevalent in Asia, some Pacific isl...
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Schistosomiasis

Schistosomiasis: Diseases of liver, gastrointestinal tract and bladder caused by schistosomes, trematode worms that parasitize people. Infection is from infested water. There are three main species of these trematode worms (flukes) --Schistosoma haematobium, S. japonicum, and S. mansoni -- that cause disease in humans. The larval forms of the paras...
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schistosomiasis

Type: Term Pronunciation: shis′, skis′tō-sō-mī′ă-sis Definitions: 1. Infection with a species of Schistosoma; manifestations of this often chronic and debilitating disease vary with the infecting species but depend in large measure on tissue reaction (granulation and fibrosis) to the eggs deposited in venules a...
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schistosomiasis

[n] - an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosoma
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