Fasciola hepatica


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Fas·ci·o·la he·pat·'i·ca

the common liver fluke inhabiting the bile ducts of sheep and cattle; the intermediate hosts are aquatic snails, Lymnaea or related genera; after the cercariae escape, they become encysted on water plants by which they gain access to the intestinal canal; rarely, this fluke is reported from humans, in whom it may cause considerable biliary damage.
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Fasciola hepatica

A species that infests the liver and bile ducts of cattle, sheep, and other herbivores; the common liver fluke. Infested aquatic plants are the source of human infection. See: illustration
See also: Fasciola

Fasciola

a genus of flukes (digenetic trematode) in the family Fasciolidae.

Fasciola gigantica
found in the liver of domestic livestock and is the common liver fluke of Africa. Similar anatomically to F. hepatica but much larger. Causes fascioliasis.
Fasciola hepatica
found in the liver parenchyma and bile ducts of sheep, cattle and most other domesticated species and humans. In humans and horses, the unusual hosts, the flukes may be in lungs or other unusual sites and they are often in the lungs of cattle. Causes fascioliasis.
Fasciola jacksoni
found in elephants. Causes a disease similar to ovine fascioliasis.
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Differentiation of cattle and sheep originated Fasciola hepatica by RAPD-PCR.
Infeccion por Fasciola hepatica en bovinos de carne de una finca en Siquirres e impacto economico del decomiso de higados en tres mataderos de Costa Rica.
Comparative proteomics of excretorysecretory proteins released by the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica in sheep host bile and during in vitro culture ex host.
Lymnaea cubensis Pfeiffer, 1839, Hospedador Intermediario de Fasciola hepatica en la zona Alta de Los Andes Trujillanos, Venezuela.
In Fasciola hepatica, snail-plant associations and other factors have been used to predict where snails, and thus infection risk, are more common (Rondelaud et al.
Estos datos coinciden con los resultados obtenidos en el presente estudio donde los niveles de GGT fueron mayores en el grupo positivo a huevos de Fasciola hepatica, sin embargo, estos valores se encontraron dentro de los limites normales para la especie, lo cual podria explicarse en base a la baja carga parasitaria y como consecuencia un menor efecto obstructivo por parte de los parasitos adultos en los conductos biliares.
Marques SMT and ML Scroferneker Fasciola hepatica infection in cattle and buffaloes in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Dynamics of Fasciola hepatica transmission in the Andean Patagonian valleys, Argentina.
Fasciola hepatica es un trematodo que lesiona el higado de mamiferos, incluyendo al hombre [7].
Distribution and habitats of the snail Lymnaea truncatula, intermediate host of the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica, in South Africa.