opisthorchiasis


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Related to opisthorchiasis: paragonimiasis, clonorchiasis, giardiasis

opisthorchiasis

 [o″pis-thor-ki´ah-sis]
infection of the biliary tract by the liver flukes Opisthorchis felineus or O. viverrini.

o·pis·thor·chi·a·sis

(ō'pis-thōr-kī'ă-sis),
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.

opisthorchiasis

[ō′pisthôrkī′əsis]
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.

opisthorchiasis

Infection 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.

opisthorchiasis

infection and obstruction of the biliary tract by the liver flukes Opisthorchis spp. Characterized by abdominal pain, diarrhea, jaundice and ascites.
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However, even with a small infestation of the population, it may be sufficient to maintain opisthorchiasis foci, as opisthorchis larvae's parthenogenetic reproduction occurs in the shellfish body for a long time, resulting in the multiple increase in the numerosity and displacement forms of cercariae.
In West Kazakhstan Region in recent years, there is a consistently unfavorable opisthorchiasis epidemiological situation.
The unfavorable opisthorchiasis epidemiological situation is compounded by the migration to the CIS countries (particularly to the endemic areas of Russia), as well as to the territory of Kazakhstan in the northern and eastern regions, where tense opisthorchiasis epidemiological situation was noticed.
In the context of West Kazakhstan Region, the epizootic process in opisthorchiasis proceeds as a complex specific parasitic system at the interpopulation level: causative agent [right arrow] intermediate [right arrow] additional [right arrow] definitive host.
Ecological-biological, natural-climatic conditions for the functioning of specific parasitic system of opisthorchiasis was formed in the region.
According to biocenotic characteristics, opisthorchiasis foci in this region can be referred to the floodplain-river related to the Ural River basin and its tributaries and oxbows.
Opisthorchiasis morbidity in the town of Nizbnevartovsk (in Russian).
The role of various intermediate and definitive host species in the dissemination of Opisthorchis felineus from the Ob-Irtysh locus of opisthorchiasis (in Russian).
The characteristics of the circulation of the causative agent of opisthorchiasis in the tributaries of the Ob (in Russian).
The role of the owsianka Leucaspius delineatus in maintaining opisthorchiasis foci in Novosibirsk Province (in Russian).
Ecologo-epidemiologic reasons for the prevalence of opisthorchiasis in the Kurgan region (in Russian).
Clinical parameters and results of opisthorchiasis diagnostic tests for 3 Dutch travelers after visiting Tuscany, Italy, in 2011 Symptom Liver enzyme Patient severity Eosinophilia level Index patient Severe Present Elevated Travel companion 1 Moderate Present Elevated Travel companion 2 Moderate Present Elevated Microscopy Fasciola spp.