Opisthorchis viverrini

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O·pis·thor·chis vi·ver·ri·'ni

a species of fluke closely related to Opisthorchis felineus, very common in humans in Thailand; causes opisthorchiasis.


a genus of flukes (digenetic trematodes) parasitic in the liver and biliary tract of various reptiles, birds and mammals, including humans. Causes opisthorchiasis.

Opisthorchis felineus
see Opisthorchis tenuicollis (below).
Opisthorchis sinensis
see clonorchissinensis.
Opisthorchis tenuicollis
found in the bile ducts, rarely the pancreatic duct and intestine, of dogs, cats, foxes, pigs and the Cetacea and humans.
Opisthorchis viverrini
occurs in domestic and wild cats, civets, dogs and humans.
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Sequences and gene organization of the mitochondrial genomes of the liver flukes Opisthorchis viverrini and Clonorchis sinensis (Trematoda).
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for detection of Opisthorchis viverrini infection.
Elevated plasma IL-6 associates with increased risk of advanced fibrosis and cholangiocarcinoma in individuals infected by Opisthorchis viverrini.
Dentre estas especies destacam-se: Clonorchis sinensis e Opisthorchis viverrini, endemicos da Asia, Opisthorchis felineus da Europa Oriental e Metorchis conjunctus da America do Norte (2).
Common human liver flukes include Clonorchis sinensis, Opisthorchis viverrini, Fasciola hepatica and Schistosoma species.
Biliary parasites such as Clonorchis sinensis and Opisthorchis viverrini, prevalent in parts of Asia, are also associated with carcinomas of the extrahepatic bile ducts.
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
Application of hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) as a possible control measure for Opisthorchis viverrini infection in cultured carp (Puntius gonionotus).
Mixed infections with Opisthorchis viverrini and intestinal flukes in residents of Vientiane Municipality and Saravane Province in Laos.
To the Editor: Opisthorchis viverrini and Clonorchis sinensis, the 2 major species of small liver flukes (family Opisthorchiidae), cause chronic inflammation in the bile duct, which leads to cholangitis and cirrhosis of the liver, and are a predisposing factor for cholangiocarcinoma (1).
Mixed infections with Opisthorchis viverrini and intestine flukes in residents of Vientiane Municipality and Saravane Province in Lao.
The fishborne liver flukes Clonorchis sinensis, Opisthorchis viverrini, and O.