Metorchis

Metorchis

(met-ōr'kis),
A genus of opisthorchid fish-borne flukes parasitic in the gallbladder of fish-eating mammals and birds, common in north temperate regions. Metorchis conjunctus is a species that occurs in dogs and cats, and occasionally in humans, in North America.
[G. meta, behind, + orchis, testicle]

Metorchis

a genus of flukes (digenetic trematodes) parasitic in the gallbladder and bile ducts, members of the family Opisthorchiidae.

Metorchis albidis
found in dogs, cats, fox, gray seal; also in birds and humans.
Metorchis conjunctus
found in cat, dog, mink, raccoon, fox.
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The discovery of natural infection of human with Metorchis orientalis and the investigation of its focus.
Dentre estas especies destacam-se: Clonorchis sinensis e Opisthorchis viverrini, endemicos da Asia, Opisthorchis felineus da Europa Oriental e Metorchis conjunctus da America do Norte (2).
Indirect ELISA for the detection of antibodies against Opisthorchis felineus (Rivolta, 1884) and Metorchis bilis (Braun, 1790) in foxes.