Heterophyes heterophyes

Het·er·o·phy·es het·er·o·ph'y·es

the Egyptian intestinal or small intestinal fluke, a species infecting the small intestine and cecum in humans and other fish-eating mammals in Egypt and the Far East.

Heterophyes heterophyes

A species of intestinal fluke commonly infesting humans. In heavy infestations, it may cause diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal discomfort.
See also: Heterophyes


a genus of intestinal flukes (digenetic trematodes) of the family Heterophyidae. Other genera of this family infest birds, e.g. Cryptocotyle spp.

Heterophyes heterophyes
found in the intestine of dogs, cats, foxes and humans. Regarded as having little pathogenicity.
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Heterofiase e termo utilizado para agrupar todas as trematodioses causadas por varias especies de helmintos da familia Heterophyidae, parasitas intestinais de mamiferos e aves, com cerca de 35 especies zoonoticas, dentre as quais destacam-se Heterophyes heterophyes e Metagonimus yokogawai (2).
Table 6-1 Classification of Trematodes According to Their Habitat Blood flukes * Schistosoma haematobium * Schistosoma mansoni * Schistosoma japonicum * Schistosoma mekongi Liver flukes * Fasciola hepatica * Clonorchis sinensis * Opisthorchis felineus * Opisthorchis viverrini Lung flukes * Paragonimus westermani Intestinal flukes * Fasciolopsis buski * Heterophyes heterophyes
Among the heterophyids, Heterophyes heterophyes and Metagonimus yokogawai are the 2 species of greatest medical importance.