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schistosome

 [shis-, skis´to-sōm]
an individual worm of the genus Schistosoma.

schis·to·some

(skis'tō-sōm),
Common name for a member of the genus Schistosoma.

schistosome

(shĭs′tə-sōm′)
n.
Any of various chiefly tropical trematode worms of the family Schistosomatidae and especially the genus Schistosoma, many of which are parasitic in the blood of humans and other mammals. Also called bilharzia, blood fluke.

schis′to·som′al (-sō′məl) adj.

schistosome

A blood fluke, in particular of genus Schistosoma

schis·to·some

(skis'tō-sōm)
Common name for a member of the genus Schistosoma.
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Schistosomiasis in pre-school-age children and their mothers in Chikhwawa district, Malawi with notes on characterization of schistosomes and snails.
Avian schistosomes can cause cercarial dermatitis (swimmer's itch) in persons exposed to either freshwater or brackish water in which infected birds contaminate the water and where the intermediate host snails are found.
Brant, "Avian schistosomes and outbreaks of cercarial dermatitis," Clinical Microbiology Reviews, vol.
Although it has been well recognized that regulatory T cells play important roles in regulating immune response to infection, the mechanism involved in the regulatory function to schistosome infection has remained largely unclear.
Bradley, "A simple and rapid method for counting schistosome eggs in urine," Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol.
It has been reported that the rate of reinfection with schistosome parasites following Praziquantel treatment is faster with Schistosoma mansoni than with Schistosoma haematobium [25, 49-51].
alexandrina snail, which is neither influenced by the snail's age, the genetic origin nor by schistosome infection.
However, PZQ does not prevent re-infections, has a limited effect on developed liver and spleen lesions, and is inactive against juvenile schistosomes (Ramalhete et al.
Matured schistosomes are usually greyish or white worms with a length of 7-20 mm, having a cylindrical shape with two ending suckers, a blind digestive tract, a complex tegument, and reproductive organs.
The ecology of marine dermatitis-producing schistosomes. III.
12) International Agency for Research on Cancer, World Health Organization (1994) Schistosomes, liver flukes and Helicobacter pylori.