a species typically found in the pig, but reported occasionally from humans in Malaysia; infection results from ingestion of snails with infective cysts (metacercariae).
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.
In the Philippines, two medically important echinostomes, Echinostoma ilocanum and Echinostoma malayanum, were recovered from infected humans that required freshwater gastropods belonging to the family Lymnaeidae as intermediate hosts .
Anastacio et al., "Echinostoma malayanum infection, the Philippines," Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol.