Definition of Bilharziasis

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, Schistosomiasis
Generic synonyms: Infection, Infestation



Definition of Bilharziasis

1. [n -ZIASES]

Medical Definition of Bilharziasis

1. A parasite infection by a trematode worm acquired from infested water. Also known as schistosomiasis. Species which live in man can produce liver, bladder, and gastrointestinal problems. Species of the schistosomiasis parasite which cannot live in man cause swimmer's itch. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bilharziasis

bilged
bilges
bilgewater
bilgewaters
bilgier
bilgiest
bilging
bilgy
bilharzia
bilharzial
bilharzial appendicitis
bilharzial dysentery
bilharzial granuloma
bilharzias
bilharziases
bilharziasis (current term)
bilharzioma
bilharziosis
bili-
bilian
bilians
biliaries
biliary
biliary atresia
biliary calculus
biliary canaliculus
biliary cirrhosis
biliary colic
biliary duct
biliary ductule

Literary usage of Bilharziasis

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1. Practice of Medicine by Walter Sands Mills (1915)
"Treatment: There is no specific treatment. Build up the patient. If he lives long enough the flukes may die in situ. bilharziasis. ..."

2. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1922)
"The intrinsic causes are, tuberculosis, bilharziasis, calculus, ... The strictures following bilharziasis are said to be also multiple and very pronounced. ..."

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