Opisthorchis

Opisthorchis

 [o″pis-thor´kis]
a genus of flukes parasitic in the liver and biliary tract of various birds and mammals, including humans; see opisthorchiasis. O. feli´neus is found from the Philippines, Japan, and Vietnam across Asia to Eastern Europe. O. viverri´ni is found in Southeast Asia.

Opisthorchis

(ō'pis-thōr'kis),
Genus of digenetic trematodes (family Opisthorchiidae) found in the bile ducts or gallbladder of fish-eating mammals, birds, and fish.
[opistho- + G. orchis, testis]

Opisthorchis

/Opis·thor·chis/ (o″pis-thor´kis) a genus of flukes parasitic in the liver and biliary tract of various birds and mammals; O. feli´neus and O. viver´rini cause opisthorchiasis and O. sinen´sis causes clonorchiasis in humans.

Opisthorchis

a genus of flukes (digenetic trematodes) parasitic in the liver and biliary tract of various reptiles, birds and mammals, including humans. Causes opisthorchiasis.

Opisthorchis felineus
see Opisthorchis tenuicollis (below).
Opisthorchis sinensis
see clonorchissinensis.
Opisthorchis tenuicollis
found in the bile ducts, rarely the pancreatic duct and intestine, of dogs, cats, foxes, pigs and the Cetacea and humans.
Opisthorchis viverrini
occurs in domestic and wild cats, civets, dogs and humans.
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Opisthorchis felineus, an emerging infection in Italy and its implication for the European Union.
Sequences and gene organization of the mitochondrial genomes of the liver flukes Opisthorchis viverrini and Clonorchis sinensis (Trematoda).
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Oxidative and nitrative stress in Opisthorchis viverrini-infected hamsters: an indirect effect after praziquantel treatment.
Scholz (2008) transferred species with a small, elongate or fusiform body covered with tegumental spines, having no prepharynx and with sinuous excretory system, which had been previously placed in the genus Opisthorchis Blanchard, 1895, to Thaparotrema.
Elevated plasma IL-6 associates with increased risk of advanced fibrosis and cholangiocarcinoma in individuals infected by Opisthorchis viverrini.
The detection of infectious metacercariae of Opisthorchis, Clonorchi and Heterophyid were done by pepsin digestion technique.
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).
Common human liver flukes include Clonorchis sinensis, Opisthorchis viverrini, Fasciola hepatica and Schistosoma species.
Biliary parasites such as Clonorchis sinensis and Opisthorchis viverrini, prevalent in parts of Asia, are also associated with carcinomas of the extrahepatic bile ducts.