fasciolopsiasis


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fasciolopsiasis

 [fas″e-o-lop-si″ah-sis]
infection with Fasciolopsis.

fas·ci·o·lop·si·a·sis

(fas'ē-ō-lop-sī'ă-sis, fa-sī'o-),
Parasitization by any of the flukes of the genus Fasciolopsis.

fasciolopsiasis

/fas·ci·o·lop·si·a·sis/ (-lop-si´ah-sis) infection with Fasciolopsis.

fasciolopsiasis

[fas′ē·ōlopsī′əsis]
Etymology: L, fasciola, little band; Gk, opsis, appearance, osis, condition
an intestinal infection of humans and pigs, prevalent in Asia. It is characterized by abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, eosinophilia, ascites, and sometimes edema. It is caused by the fluke Fasciolopsis buski, the largest intestinal fluke affecting humans. The disease is usually acquired by eating contaminated water plants such as raw water chestnuts but is also possibly acquired by drinking untreated water. Most infections are light and asymptomatic. Symptomatic infection is easily treated with anthelmintics, such as praziquantel.

fasciolopsiasis

Intestinal infection with the largest human fluke parasite, Fasciolopsis buski , that may be up to 7.5 cm long. The condition is common in rural China and South-east Asia and is acquired by eating water plants contaminated with the larvae. Mild infections cause diarrhoea and abdominal discomfort. Heavy infections may be fatal.

fasciolopsiasis

infection with Fasciolopsis spp. Principally a disease of humans manifested by intestinal inflammation and ulceration.