Opisthorchiidae

O·pis·thor·chi·i·dae

(ō'pis-thōr-kē'i-dē),
A family of trematodes that includes the genera Opisthorchis and Clonorchis.
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Opisthorchiidae (family of flatworms): In freshwater fish
A opistorquiase e designacao dada as infeccoes humanas causadas por varias especies de trematodeos hepaticos da Familia Opisthorchiidae transmitidas pelo consumo de pescado dulcicola (27).
Semelhantemente aos trematodeos das familias Opisthorchiidae e Heterophyidae, suas cercarias se desenvolvem e abandonam caramujos aquaticos, encistando-se em metacercarias nos tecidos de outros moluscos, anfibios ou peixes de agua doce.
Segun Yamaguti (1971), la familia Opisthorchiidae es cercana a los Cryptogonimidae, parasitos de peces y con el mismo patron de ciclo de vida, asi como algunos aspectos de la morfologia del adulto, especialmente en la ausencia del saco del cirro y el acetabulo se encuentra encajado dentro del parenquima La cercaria se desarrolla en redia en el gastropodo; pueden ser o no oculadas, distomas, cola con cuticula hinchada o membranas laterales proximas y membranas dorsoventrales distales; la metacercaria se enquista en renacuajos y peces de agua dulce.
Although these digenetic trematodes of the Opisthorchiidae family are closely related to the genera Clonorchis and Opisthorchis, there are morphologic differences.
In June 2009, during a routine fecal examination for the parent study, 4 samples tested positive for eggs of the Opisthorchiidae family in 3 indigenous Chachi communities along the Cayapas River in the northern coastal rainforest of Ecuador.
A total of 71 (24%) of the 297 fecal samples from the indigenous Chachi were positive for Opisthorchiidae eggs (Table).
PCR diagnosis of infections with different species of Opisthorchiidae using a rapid clean-up procedure for stool samples and specific primers.
The FZTs include many species, especially representatives of the families Heterophyidae, Echinostomatidae, and Opisthorchiidae.
Liver fluke infection caused by Opisthorchiidae is a major public health problem in many parts of the Far East, Southeast Asia, and eastern Europe.