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schistosome

 [shis-, skis´to-sōm]
an individual worm of the genus Schistosoma.

schis·to·some

(skis'tō-sōm),
Common name for a member of the genus Schistosoma.

schistosome

(shĭs′tə-sōm′)
n.
Any of various chiefly tropical trematode worms of the family Schistosomatidae and especially the genus Schistosoma, many of which are parasitic in the blood of humans and other mammals. Also called bilharzia, blood fluke.

schis′to·som′al (-sō′məl) adj.

schistosome

A blood fluke, in particular of genus Schistosoma

schis·to·some

(skis'tō-sōm)
Common name for a member of the genus Schistosoma.
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In our work, we also found a schistosome serpin (serine protease inhibitor) that could possibly correspond to that previously reported in cercarial secretions (4, 7).
Cercarial dermatitis (swimmer's itch) is a pruritic eruption resulting from cercarial penetration of skin or mucous membranes, common to all infecting schistosomes. Schistosomal dermatitis may also be acquired by penetration of avian schistosomes in nonhuman schistosomiasis endemic areas.
The possible mechanism which may explain this beneficial antischistosomal effect of sativa seeds is that the seeds contain active constituents which may have a direct effect on the vitality of schistosome different stages as well as the fecundity of the remaining female adult worms.
The syndrome caused by cercarial penetration of skin is called schistosome cercarial dermatitis (also called swimmer's itch or paddy field dermatitis).
Praziquantel can cure a patient in 3 days, Caffrey says, but schistosomes evade it during the first month of infection.
In these samples eggs of many common parasites were found, but no schistosome eggs.
The dynamics of helminth infections, with special reference to schistosomes. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 59:489-506.
(b) and (d) Freshwater lakes as well as quiet pools in streams may harbor a schistosome parasite that spends part of its life in snails.
Woolhouse, "On the interpretation of age-prevalence curves for schistosome infections of host snails," Parasitology, vol.
Both HIV and schistosome infection cause increased levels of IFN-[gamma] and IL-10 [22-25].