intestinal fluke


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in·tes·ti·nal fluke

(in-tes'ti-năl flūk)
Any of various trematodes parasitizing the human small intestine; severe infection may cause ulceration, malabsorption, and obstruction.

intestinal fluke

Any of several species of flukes infesting the intestine in humans. They include Gastrodiscoides hominis, Fasciolopsis buski, Heterophyes heterophyes, and Metagonimus yokogawai.
See also: fluke
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The sediment remaining on the sieve was washed into a Petri dish and examined for intestinal flukes under a stereomicroscope.
All trematodes recovered from necropsy samples were fishborne-zoonotic intestinal flukes (Table 2).
Although intestinal flukes are less well characterized clinically than liver flukes, they are increasingly being recognized as a cause of intestine, heart, brain, and spinal cord abnormalities in humans (1,4,8,23).
However, the life span of intestinal flukes in humans is not well documented.
Intestinal flukes, including Haplorchis pumilio and Centrocestus formosanus, were found in 55.6% and 41.0%, respectively, of the total number of FZT-infected juveniles.
Foodborne trematodiasis, which is caused by liver flukes (Clonorchis sinensis, Fasciola spp., Opisthorchis spp.), lung flukes (Paragonimus spp.), and intestinal flukes (Echinostoma spp., Fasciolopsis buski, heterophyids), is an emerging public health problem.