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A genus of digenetic flukes (family Echinostomatidae) with characteristic oral spines; widely distributed and parasitic in a broad range of bird and mammal hosts; several species have been reported in humans from Southeast Asia.
[echino- + G. stoma, mouth]
Echinostoma(ĕk″ĭ-nŏs′tō-mă) [″ + stoma, mouth]
A genus of flukes characterized by a spiny body and the presence of a collar of spines near the anterior end. They are found in the intestines of many vertebrates, esp. aquatic birds. They occasionally occur as accidental parasites in humans.
a genus of flukes in the family Echinostomatidae. Includes, besides those listed below, Echinostoma aphylactum, E. caproni, E. hortense, E. jassyenese, E. lindoensis, E. suinum.
found in the intestine of dogs, rodents and humans and may cause enteritis.
Echinostoma revolutum (syn. Echinostoma paraulum)
found in the rectum and ceca of birds and in humans. Severe infestations may cause enteritis.