Artyfechinostomum malayanum

Artyfechinostomum malayanum

A species of digenetic trematode in the family Echinostomatidae, whose intermediate hosts include freshwater snails (Indoplanorbis exustus and Gyraulus convexiusculus) and gastropods (Pila scutata, Lymnaea cumingiana and Digoniostoma pulchella). A malayanum is a known cause of food-borne parasitic zoonoses in the Philippines.
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Heavy worm loads may lead to death due to intestinal perforation or marked malnutrition and anemia, as has been reported for infection caused by an echinostome species, Artyfechinostomum malayanum (under the name Artyfechinostomum mehrai), in India (1).