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schistosome

 [shis-, skis´to-sōm]
an individual worm of the genus Schistosoma.

schis·to·some

(skis'tō-sōm),
Common name for a member of the genus Schistosoma.

schistosome

/schis·to·some/ (shis´-) (skis´to-sōm) an individual of the genus Schistosoma.

schistosome

(shĭs′tə-sōm′)
n.
Any of various chiefly tropical trematode worms of the family Schistosomatidae and especially the genus Schistosoma, many of which are parasitic in the blood of humans and other mammals. Also called bilharzia, blood fluke.

schis′to·som′al (-sō′məl) adj.

schistosome

A blood fluke, in particular of genus Schistosoma

schis·to·some

(skis'tō-sōm)
Common name for a member of the genus Schistosoma.

schistosome

a member of the family Schistosomatidae. Includes the genera Austrobilharzia, Bilharziella, Bivitellobilharzia, Dendritobilharzia, Gigantobilharzia, Heterobilharzia, Ornithobilharzia, Pseudobilharziella, Schistosoma, Schistosomatium, Trichobilharzia.

schistosome dermatitis
a disease of humans caused by invasion of the skin by the cercariae of nonhuman schistosomes, especially avian ones. Called also clam-digger's itch, swimmer's itch, rice-paddy itch, swamp itch.
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Bidirectional introgressive hybridization between a cattle and human schistosome species.
After extraction, the solvent was removed under vacuum to yield 24 g of the crude dichloromethane extract (PaI), which was able to cause 100% mortality in schistosomes.
However, large community-based drug treatments have been applied with very little success (2) since even a small number of individuals left untreated can pass schistosome eggs back into the water, maintaining high rates of reinfections (2).
The mammalian schistosome Heterobilharzia americana was collected from a sample of 36 raccoons (Procyon lotor) in Archer and Wichita counties of north-central Texas, providing new county records and a northern range extension for the fluke in the state.
Schistosomal dermatitis may also be acquired by penetration of avian schistosomes in nonhuman schistosomiasis endemic areas.
Praziquantel can cure a patient in 3 days, Caffrey says, but schistosomes evade it during the first month of infection.
The life cycle of the schistosome begins with the sexual pairing of adult worms in the blood vessels of the host and the production of copious numbers of eggs, a fraction of which are excreted in feces (or urine in the case of S.
Improperly used, it can also be the means of introducing disease and parasites, cholera, coli, schistosomes, along its length.
The widespread and repeated treatment of people with these drugs has also resulted in the appearance of drug resistant strains of schistosomes.
travelers Region visited before illness Central Eastern Africa Africa Parasitic infection by helminths Schistosomes 530 42 278 Unknown spp.
Further studies with different formulations containing [beta]-lap are needed to clearly establish the best dose and route of administration and its mechanism of action against schistosomes.
The impact of helminth infections on human nutrition: schistosomes and soil-transmitted helminths.