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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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Because a competent intermediate host is present and schistosomes can be imported by migrants and travelers returning (primarily) from sub-Saharan Africa, autochthonous foci of schistosomiasis could become established throughout susceptible Mediterranean areas in southern Europe.
Schistosome apyrase SmATPDasel, but not SmATPDase2, hydrolyses exogenous ATP and ADR Purinergic Signal.
Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease caused by several trematode species belonging to the genus of parasitic flatworms known as schistosomes.
A few raccoons donated from nearby hunters in both counties, and a small number of road-killed specimens from both areas were examined for schistosomes as well.
The Schistosoma species that cause disease in man share a common life cycle, differing only in the nature of the intermediate snail host and the morphology of the schistosome eggs.
Unfortunately, the long term world wide application of the drug coupled with the discovery of praziquantel-tolerant schistosome has generated concern over the development of drug-resistant schistosoma strains (Shengliang et al.
Schistosomes are blood flukes, or flatworms, that infect people through the skin during the parasite's waterborne larval stage.
BREAKTHROUGH: Schistosome worm which causes Bilharzia disease, left, is thought to be the key for treatment; ALLERGY: Cats and traditional treatment
The recent application, for the first time, of immunocytochemical techniques for the detection of schistosomiasis in mummified tissue at Manchester (Rutherford 1997; Jenkins 1998) has also identified the schistosome antigen.
Schistosomiasis (bilharzia) Eggs of the Schistosome worm are passed out in human feces.
Two UCSB researchers discovered that calcium channel blockers may prove to be an inexpensive alternative for controlling schistosome infection, a serious global health problem that afflicts more than 200 million people annually in developing nations.
Granulomatous disease of the large intestine secondary to Schistosome infestation: A study of 229 cases.