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(ˌbɪlhɑːˈtsaɪəsɪs) or


(Pathology) another name for schistosomiasis
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(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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Household contacts with history of Bilharziasis were less likely among contacts to HCV-positive cases compared to contacts to HCV-negative cases (0.08, 0.02 to 0.39, and P = 0.001).
(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.
Etiology of cirrhosis Cases Constituent Rank ratio (%) Hepatitis B 58,742 71.15 1 Hepatitis C 9627 11.66 2 Alcoholic liver disease 5517 6.68 3 Autoimmune liver disease 4080 4.94 4 Cryptogenic cirrhosis 2681 3.25 5 Hepatitis B overlapping C 1119 1.36 6 Drug-induced liver injury 548 0.66 7 Hepatolenticular degeneration 128 0.16 8 Vascular obstruction disease 33 0.04 9 Nonalcoholic fatty liver 32 0.04 10 disease Bilharziasis 28 0.03 11 Cardiac cirrhosis 24 0.03 12 Malnutritional cirrhosis 3 0.00 13 Table 2: Age of the cirrhosis groups.
In an Egyptian study, parents' consanguinity (50.8%; P < 0.001) was shown to have a more prominent role than bilharziasis and smoking in the development of BC [29].
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].
In human it is known as Bilharziasis. Snail of Indoplanorbis and Lymnea act as intermediate hosts.