( ē-sof'ă-gō-stō-mī'ă-sis),
Infection with nematode parasites of the genus Oesophagostomum.
Synonym(s): esophagostomiasis
[G. oi-sophagos, gullet (esophagus), + stoma, mouth, + -iasis, condition]
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Intestinal parasitization by nematodes of the genus Oesophagostomum.
Synonym(s): oesophagostomiasis.
[esophagus + G. stoma, mouth, + -iasis, condition]
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Infection with species of the NEMATODE worm parasite Oesophagostomum. This resembles a hookworm but may cause a granulomatous mass on the lining of the intestine resembling a tumour. The condition has been reported mainly in Uganda.
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Oesophagostomiasis, which is caused by nodular worms (Oesophagostomum spp.) and is commonly observed in pigs, ruminants, and primates (including humans), is often neglected by researchers and practitioners due to its mild symptoms [16].