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infection of the biliary tract by the liver flukes Opisthorchis felineus or O. viverrini.
Infection with the Asiatic liver fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini, or other opisthorchids.
opisthorchiasis/opis·thor·chi·a·sis/ (o″pis-thor-ki´ah-sis) infection of the biliary tract by Opisthorchis.
Etymology: Gk, opisthen, behind, orchis, testicle, osis, condition
infection with one of the species of Opisthorchis liver flukes commonly found in the Philippines, India, Thailand, and Laos. Carcinoma of the intrahepatic bile ducts may be a late complication. Adequate cooking of freshwater fish prevents the disease.
opisthorchiasisInfection with the liver fluke Opisthorchis felineus whose intermediate hosts are snails and freshwater fish. The condition is commonest in the Far East, especially Thailand and the effects are similar to those of CLONORCHIASIS.
infection and obstruction of the biliary tract by the liver flukes Opisthorchis spp. Characterized by abdominal pain, diarrhea, jaundice and ascites.