Bilharzia


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Bilharzia

(bil-har'zē-ă),
An early name for Schistosoma.
[T. Bilharz]

Bilharzia

/Bil·har·zia/ (bil-hahr´ze-ah) Schistosoma.

bilharzia

(bĭl-här′zē-ə)

Bilharzia

bilharzia

A parasitic tropical disease caused by one of the blood flukes of the Schistosoma genus. A synonym for SCHISTOSOMIASIS. (Theodor Maximilian Bilharz, 1825–1862, German physician and anatomist).

bilharzia

or

schistosomiasis

a human disease common in Egypt and other warm parts of the developing world, in which affected individuals suffer from body pains followed by severe dysentery and anaemia, leaving them weak and highly susceptible to other diseases. The disease is caused by the MIRACIDIUM larva of the blood fluke Schistosoma, which lives as an adult in the abdominal veins and has a water snail as a secondary host, transmission being effected via urine.

Bilharz,

T.M., German parasitologist, 1825-1862.
Bilharzia - schistosomiasis; tumorlike swelling of the skin due to infection by Schistosoma organism. Synonym(s): Schistosoma
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Schistosomiasis or bilharzia is highly endemic in tropical and subtropical areas of the world, including most African countries and regions of Asia, South America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.
Schistosomiasis, known as bilharzia, a parasitic disease that leads to chronic ill health and is caused by genus Schistosoma.
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He noted that the catastrophe started, when the Government had a campaign to treat Bilharzia by injections, when the same syringes were used on more than one patient.
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