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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.

[New Latin Schistosōma, genus name : Greek skhistos, split; see schist + Greek sōma, body; see -some3.]

schis′to·som′al (-sō′məl) adj.


relating to or characteristic of a schistosome or member of the genus Schistosoma
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Schistosomal stricture of the ureter-diagnostic dilemma.
We performed molecular analysis of schistosomal miracidia DNA.
The patient then underwent surgical resection of the lesion which was pathologically proven to be a schistosomal granulomatous lesion (Fig.
There are reports of immune disturbances associated with chronic schistosomal infection.
Alternatively, cases of UCa that demonstrate abundant squamous differentiation may express lower levels of UROIII, as only 3% of schistosomal bladder SCCs have been shown to stain positively for the related uroplakin, UROII, in one study.
mansoni is an unusual cause of cerebral mass lesions although schistosomal eggs can be frequently found in the brains of individuals in countries where S.
All patients were above age of 18 and below age of 65 years, with chronic liver disease (post schistosomal and/or post-viral hepatitis) and with oesophageal varices eligible for band ligation(post bleeding or non-bleeding high risk oesophageal varices with red mark signs) [8,9].
1996) IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra) expression, function, and cytokine-mediated regulation during mycobacterial and schistosomal antigen-elicited granuloma formation.
Secondly: It seems that the reduced levels of protein and albumin in association with schistosomal infection could be due to impaired synthesis of these substances in liver and/or increased leakage of albumin through intestinal mucosa induced by the activity of these flukes [11].
This can be considered as schistosomal seroconversion syndrome hallmarking the onset of egg production in the human host.
Also the present study was extended to investigate the potential role of the black seeds in ameliorating schistosomal liver fibrosis and subsequent complications induced in both spleen and kidney.
Crystal structures of a schistosomal drug and vaccine target: glutathione S-transferase from Schistosoma japonica and its complex with the leading antischistosomal drug praziquantel.