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).
The biology of mammalian and bird schistosomes
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
The dynamics of helminth infections, with special reference to schistosomes
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(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].
Immunity induced by the radiation-attenuated schistosome