Metagonimus yokogawai

Metagonimus yokogawai

A 3-mm trematode/intestinal fluke found in fish harvested from the Mediterranean rim and the Far East, which may be ingested with improperly cooked fish (e.g., sushi).
 
Treatment
Praziquantel.

Metagonimus yokogawai

A species of intestinal flukes common in the Middle and Far East that normally infests the intestines of dogs, cats, and other animals, but is also commonly found in humans. Intermediate hosts are snails and fish, esp. a species of trout, Plecoglossus altivelis.
See also: Metagonimus

Metagonimus

a genus of digenetic trematodes in the family Heterophydiiae.

Metagonimus yokogawai
found in the small intestine of the dog, cat, pig, pelican and humans. May cause enteritis in humans but considered to be nonpathogenic in animals.
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Among the heterophyids, Heterophyes heterophyes and Metagonimus yokogawai are the 2 species of greatest medical importance.