infestation by a parasitic blood worm that can damage the liver, bladder, and intestines
Serious disease caused by parasitic worms harbored by snails in some Third World countries. The worms can invade the prostate and cause a form of prostatitis.
A parasitic disease due to infestation with blood flukes belonging to the genus Schistosoma, q.v. The disease is endemic throughout Asia, Africa and tropical America. Infestation occurs by wading or bathing in water containing cercariae that have issued from snails. SYN: bilharziasis.
disease caused by the eggs of Schistosoma worms, which are transmitted by certain aquatic or amphibious snails. See also: bilharziasis
A chronic disease, usually in the bladder or liver, caused by Schistosoma parasitic flukes. Humans contract the disease by eating snails that carry the larva released into fresh water often contaminated by human waste.
an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosoma; common in the tropics and Far East, also known as bilharzia.
a disease caused by parasitic worms that live in freshwater in the tropics and spread by snails. Schistosomiasis can cause rashes and itchy skin, flu-like symptoms, and problems with the liver, intestine and bladder. The worms can be killed with medical treatment, but the priority is providing clean water sources and developing a vaccine
A tropical disease spread by parasitic trematode worms, known as blood flukes, living in fresh water. These worms can live in a person and lay thousands of eggs over the course of several years. Symptoms include rash or itchy skin, fever, chills, muscle aches, and possible damage to the liver, intestines, lungs, and bladder.
Helminth infection acquired from contact with water containing infected snails.
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
Also known as bilharziasis, this a disease caused by blood flukes (see helminths). The flukes live in the venules of the large intestine ( Schistosoma mansoni), small intestine (S. japonicum) and urinary bladder ( S. haematobium), and have limited pathogenic effects. Symptoms appear upon the release of eggs which cause ulceration and abscesses of the intestinal or urinary walls, leading to bloody diarrhoea or urine and abdominal pain. S. mansoni is the most common causative organism and S. haematobium the rarest and least severe. S. japonicum causes the most severe symptoms and is the most likely to be fatal.
Infection with the parasite schistosome. Also known as Bilharzia.
parasitic infection by flukes (trematodes) Schistosoma mansoni, S. haematobium and S.japonicum ; infects about 10 percent of the world's population, ranking second only to malaria as a cause of morbidity and mortality; associated with a very high urinary bladder cancer risk.
Disease caused by a parasitic worm that can damage the liver, bladder and intestines.
Diseases of liver, gastrointestinal tract and bladder caused by schistosomes, trematode worms that parasitize people. Infection is from infested water. See the entire definition of Schistosomiasis
A disease caused by a worm that is often found in irrigation ditches and still river water.
Also known as bilharziasis, a parasitic disease caused by five species of water-borne flatworm, or blood flukes, called schistosomes.
Schistosomiasis or bilharzia is a disease affecting many people in developing countries. In the form of 'acute' schistosomiasis, it is sometimes referred to as snail fever and cutaneous schistosomiasis may sometimes be commonly called swimmer's itch. In certain African communities the process of overcoming schistosomiasis is an important rite of passage.