Fasciolopsis buski


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Fas·ci·o·lop·sis bus·'ki

the large intestinal fluke, a species found in the intestine of humans in eastern and southern Asia; transmitted via ingestion of water chestnuts or other vegetation contaminated with infective metacercariae.
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FASCIOLOPSIS BUSKI EGG: (Orig. mag. ×400)

Fasciolopsis buski

(fas?e-o-lop'sis)
A trematode (fluke) that infests the intestinal tract of certain mammals including humans. Symptoms include vomiting, anorexia, and diarrhea alternating with constipation. The number of flukes present may be sufficient to cause intestinal obstruction. The disease occurs in Asia, including central and southern China.
See: illustration; fasciolopsiasis
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Fasciolopsis, caused by the trematode Fasciolopsis buski (commonly known as the giant intestinal fluke), is a clinically variable disease of the intestine.
yokogawai 1 (3.0) 3 3 Stellantchasmus falcatus 2 (6.1) 52 26(15-37) Fasciolopsis buski 1 (3.0) 1 1 Figure 4.
Foodborne trematodiasis, which is caused by liver flukes (Clonorchis sinensis, Fasciola spp., Opisthorchis spp.), lung flukes (Paragonimus spp.), and intestinal flukes (Echinostoma spp., Fasciolopsis buski, heterophyids), is an emerging public health problem.