Schistosoma mansoni

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 [shis″-, skis″to-so´mah]
a genus of trematodes, including several species parasitic in the blood of humans and domestic animals. The organisms are called schistosomes or blood flukes. Larvae (cercariae) enter the body of the host by way of the digestive tract, or through the skin from contact with contaminated water, and migrate in the blood to small blood vessels of organs of the intestinal or urinary tract; they attach themselves to the blood vessel walls and mature and reproduce. The intermediate hosts are snails of various species.
The life cycle of Schistosoma. From Mahon and Manuselis, 2000.
Schistosoma haemato´bium a species endemic in North, Central, and West Africa and the Middle East; the organisms are found in the venules of the urinary bladder wall, and eggs may be isolated from the urine.
Schistosoma japo´nicum a species geographically confined to China, Japan, and nearby countries; found chiefly in the venules of the intestine.
Schistosoma manso´ni a species widely distributed in Africa and parts of South America; the organisms are found in the host's mesenteric veins, and eggs may be found in the feces.

Schis·to·so·ma man·so·ni

a common species of trematode characterized by large eggs with a strong lateral spine and transmitted by planorbid snails of the genus Biomphalaria; causes schistosomiasis mansoni in humans in Africa, parts of the Middle East, South America, and certain Caribbean islands.

Schis·to·so·ma man·so·ni

(skis'tō-sō'mă man-sō'nī)
A common species of trematodes characterized by large eggs with a strong lateral spine and transmitted by planorbid snails of the genus Biomphalaria; causes schistosomiasis mansoni.


Sir Patrick, English authority on tropical medicine, 1844-1922.
Schistosoma mansoni - a disease-causing parasite transmitted by snails.
Mansonella - a genus of filaria, widely distributed in tropical Africa and South America.
Mansonia - a genus of brown or black medium-sized mosquitoes.
Manson disease - Synonym(s): Schistosoma mansoni
Manson eye worm - a widely distributed spiruroid nematode parasite of fowl. Synonym(s): Oxyspirura mansoni
Manson pyosis - obsolete term for a superficial pyogenic infection. Synonym(s): pemphigus contagiosus
Manson schistosomiasis - Synonym(s): schistosomiasis mansoni
Manson syndrome - pulmonary obliterative arteriolitis.
Oxyspirura mansoni - Synonym(s): Manson eye worm
schistosomiasis mansoni - infection with Schistosoma mansoni. Synonym(s): intestinal schistosomiasis; Manson disease; Manson schistosomiasis
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Anzola y Capriles comenzaron a filmar el Ciclo vital del Schistosoma mansoni en el laboratorio de Juan Iturbe en 1924, filme producto de la segunda colaboracion del triunvirato Iturbe-Anzola-Capriles.
Mahmoud MR, El-Abhar HS, Saleh S (2002) The effect of Nigeila sativa oil against the liver damage induced by Schistosoma mansoni infection in mice.
Molecular characterization and immunolocalization of Schistosoma mansoni ATPdiphosphohydrolase.
Effect of praziquantel on the eggs of Schistosoma mansoni with a note on the implications for managing central nervous system schistosomiasis.
It has also been shown that concurrent Schistosoma mansoni infection exacerbates this underlying HSM (Booth et al.
Antigenicity of adult Schistosoma mansoni alkaline phosphatase".
Keywords: Histomorphology, Liver, Mouse, Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosoma margrebowiei
Pulmonary arteriovenous fistula and arterial distribution of eggs of Schistosoma mansoni.
Yn ei bapur ymchwil, mae'r Athro Karl Hoffmann o Sefydliad Gwyddorau Biolegol, Amgylcheddol a Gwledig y Brifysgol sy'n arwain y prosiect, yn amlinellu sut maen nhw wedi adnabod addasiad DNA penodol o'r llyngyren ledog barasitig Schistosoma mansoni sy'n achosi'r clefyd schistosomiasis.
2008), y que son utilizados en el tratamiento de infecciones por Schistosoma mansoni (Abadome et al.
Pathologic examination confirmed the diagnosis, disclosing eggs from Schistosoma mansoni into the temporal lobe (Figure 3).