bilharzia


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bil·har·zi·a

 (bĭl-här′zē-ə)
[New Latin Bilharzia, former genus name, after Theodor Bilharz (1825-1862), German physician.]

bilharzia

(bɪlˈhɑːtsɪə)
n
1. (Animals) another name for a schistosome
2. (Pathology) another name for schistosomiasis
[C19: New Latin, named after Theodor Bilharz (1825–62), German parasitologist who discovered schistosomes]

schis•to•some

(ˈʃɪs təˌsoʊm)

n.
1. Also called bilharzia. any trematode of the genus Schistosoma, parasitic in the blood of birds and mammals, including humans; a blood fluke.
adj.
2. Also, schis`to•so′mal. pertaining to or caused by schistosomes.
[1900–05; < New Latin Schistosoma <schist(us) (see schist) + -soma -some3]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bilharzia - an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosomabilharzia - 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
Translations

bilharzia

[bɪlˈhɑːzɪə] N bilharziasis [ˌbɪlhɑːˈzaɪəsɪs] Nbilharzia f, bilharziosis f, bilharciosis f

bilharzia

nBilharziose f
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Bilharzia bleeding comes from the bladder, while sickle cell bleeding comes from the kidney, usually the left one bleeds first.
The best known members of the fluke family are the liver flukes, bladder flukes that cause bilharzia and the rumen flukes that appear not to cause much problem.
The epidemic prevalence of HIV boils down to the use of improperly discharged syringe needles during state-led campaigns launched in the 1960s and 1970s against bilharzia. Under the directives of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, the Health Ministry announced a comprehensive strategy to eliminate HCV after infection rates were at their highest in Egypt by 2014, according to the World Health Organization, which cited that HCV kills 400,000 Egyptians a year.
He had reportedly contracted the virus when being treated for Bilharzia, after using contaminated syringes at a public hospital.
And even though I was wading in the Nile, which is known to be quite polluted, I didn't succumb to any gastrointestinal bugs like bilharzia.
Cycle evolutif du Schistosoma bovis (Bilharzia crassa); infection spontanee de Bulinus contortus en Corse C.-R.
"It is scientifically proven that water contaminated by human and animal wastes causes 80 percent of infectious diseases including dysentery, cholera, typhoid, bilharzia, polio, liver diseases, intestinal disorders and skin conditions," he said.
By then, the reason for much of Froome's early inconsistency had been discovered with a diagnosis of bilharzia, a debilitating tropical disease he had contracted while playing in Kenya's rice paddies as a boy.
fwt oha Skewering fish in freshwater lakes took a heavy toll on Froome's health, however, as his startling progress on a bike was checked by fatigue and drowsiness - classic symptoms of the bilharzia bug.
Hadi indicated to the development challenges Yemen is suffering from due to the 2011 crisis, which has impacted the health and humanitarian conditions and increased the poverty rates in the country, pinning hopes that the ICRC alongside the World Health Organization (WHO) cooperate with Yemen to combat Malaria and Bilharzia diseases.
Rare: Cancer of the Bladder/Kidney, Endocarditis, Anticoagulant Therapy, Bilharzia (caused by a parasitic organism)
One of his sons has bilharzia, a freshwater parasite transmitted through the skin.