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(ˌbɪlhɑːˈtsaɪəsɪs) or


(Pathology) another name for schistosomiasis


(ˌʃɪs tə soʊˈmaɪ ə sɪs)

a chronic anemia and organ infection caused by parasitic flukes of the genus Schistosoma, transmitted through feces-contaminated river snails.
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Noun1.bilharziasis - an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosomabilharziasis - 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
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
infestation - the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
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7) The plant has been employed in folk medicine in Nigeria and other West African countries for the treatment of the different kinds of diseases as well as other social and religious uses which include the treatment of infertility, DM, and premenstrual pain as well as the management of jaundice, (8,9) elimination of worms, bilharziasis, and hepatitis in Senegal.
On Isaac Gonzalez Martinez and his identification of bilharziasis in Puerto Rico, see his seminal essay: La bilharziosis en Puerto Rico.
Long ago, a killer disease, associated with larva in the dirty fresh waters of the canals of the Egyptian countryside, known as Bilharziasis , roamed Egypt and became famous for killing, via its numerous consequences, one of Egypt's most beloved singers: Abdel Halim Hafez.
Bilharziasis of urinary bladder and ureter: comparative histopathologic study.
Contribution to the experimental study of bilharziasis caused by Schistosoma haematobium [in French].
Bilharziasis and bladder cancer: a time trend analysis of 9843 patients.
Sometimes referred to as Bilharzias, Bilharziasis, or snail fever, schistosomiasis was discovered by Theodore Bilharz, a German surgeon working in Cairo, who first identified the etiological agent Schistosoma hematobium in 1851 (Ahmed & Cunha, 2010).
Wuchereres, who in 1866 discovered the micro filariae in Urine of a patient suspected of suffering from urinary bilharziasis.