Definition of Schistosomiasis

1. Noun. An infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosoma; common in the tropics and Far East; symptoms depend on the part of the body infected.

Exact synonyms: Bilharzia, Bilharziasis
Generic synonyms: Infection, Infestation



Definition of Schistosomiasis

1. Noun. (medicine) Any of various diseases of humans caused by parasitic blood flukes of the genus ''Schistosoma'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Schistosomiasis

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Medical Definition of Schistosomiasis

1. Disease (bilharzia) caused by digenetic trematode worms of the genus Schistosoma, the adults of which live in the urinary or mesenteric blood vessels. Eggs shed by the female worms pass to the outside in the urine or faeces, but many also lodge in and obstruct the blood flow in the liver. Eosinophils seem to be particularly important in the killing of the invasive larval stage (schistosomulum). Evasion of the host's immune response by adult schistosomes seems to involve the acquisition of a coat of host cell surface material by the parasite. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Schistosomiasis

schistosities
schistosity
schistosoma
schistosoma haematobium
schistosoma japonicum
schistosoma mansoni
schistosomal
schistosomal dermatitis
schistosomatidae
schistosome
schistosome dermatitis
schistosome granuloma
schistosomes
schistosomia
schistosomiases
schistosomiasis (current term)
schistosomiasis haematobia
schistosomiasis haematobium
schistosomiasis japonica
schistosomiasis mansoni
schistosomiasis mekongi
schistosomicidal
schistosomicide
schistosomicides
schistosomulum
schistosternia
schistous
schists
schizamnion

Literary usage of Schistosomiasis

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1. Vector-borne Disease Control in Humans Through Rice Agroecosystem Management by Virgilio G. Enriquez, International Rice Research Institute (1988)
"To minimize the risk of introducing schistosomiasis into new development project areas, control can be effectively linked to systematic surveillance to ..."

2. The Diagnostics and Treatment of Tropical Diseases by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1917)
"Harrison considers that the persistence of the infection suggests a possibility of reinfection from the patientis own urine. Rectal schistosomiasis ..."

3. The Diagnostics and Treatment of Tropical Diseases by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1914)
"Cirrhosis of the liver is more apt to occur than in pure vesical schistosomiasis. Japanese schistosomiasis This is also called Katayama disease and in its ..."

4. The Philippine Journal of Science by Philippines Bureau of Science (1908)
"NOTES ON THE CONDITION OF THE LIVER IN schistosomiasis.1 Bv JM PHAI.KN and HE.NKY .1. NICHOLS.* I. INTRODUCTION*. II. ..."

5. Health Information for International Travel edited by Rosamond R. Dewart (1999)
"schistosomiasis Description schistosomiasis is caused by flukes whose ... Human schistosomiasis cannot be acquired by wading or swimming in salt water ..."

6. Health Information for International Travel by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"schistosomiasis schistosomiasis, an infection estimated to occur worldwide ... Exposure to schistosomiasis is a health hazard for US citizens who travel to ..."

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