Metagonimus yokogawai

Metagonimus yokogawai

A 3-mm trematode/intestinal fluke found in fish harvested from the Mediterranean rim and the Far East, which may be ingested with improperly cooked fish (e.g., sushi).
 
Treatment
Praziquantel.

Metagonimus yokogawai

A species of intestinal flukes common in the Middle and Far East that normally infests the intestines of dogs, cats, and other animals, but is also commonly found in humans. Intermediate hosts are snails and fish, esp. a species of trout, Plecoglossus altivelis.
See also: Metagonimus
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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).
Among the heterophyids, Heterophyes heterophyes and Metagonimus yokogawai are the 2 species of greatest medical importance.
sinensis: 32.7% near 5.16 (3.04-8.75) Republic of Korea, riverside and 6.3% 1974 (27) inland Hadong Gun, Metagonimus yokogawai: 7.44 (2.83-19.54) Republic of Korea, 5.4%-90.8% in villages 1978 (28) close to river and streams and 4% in village 4 km from river Pohang industrial C.