fasciolopsiasis


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fasciolopsiasis

 [fas″e-o-lop-si″ah-sis]
infection with Fasciolopsis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

fas·ci·o·lop·si·a·sis

(fas'ē-ō-lop-sī'ă-sis, fa-sī'o-),
Parasitization by any of the flukes of the genus Fasciolopsis.
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fasciolopsiasis

Intestinal infection with the largest human fluke parasite, Fasciolopsis buski , that may be up to 7.5 cm long. The condition is common in rural China and South-east Asia and is acquired by eating water plants contaminated with the larvae. Mild infections cause diarrhoea and abdominal discomfort. Heavy infections may be fatal.
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