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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.
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relating to or characteristic of a schistosome or member of the genus Schistosoma
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Schistosomal portal hypertension: Randomized trial comparing endoscopic therapy alone or preceded by esophagogastric devascularization and splenectomy.
However, due to the use of non-sterile shared syringes for SMI treatment in the past, that country has a high prevalence of hepatitis C and schistosomal coinfection.
Schistosomal are a genus of trematodes commonly known as blood flukes as their adults reside in blood capillaries.
Andrade, "Angiogenesis and schistosomal granuloma formation," Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, vol.
When we analysed the association between TN and NAFLD, participants missing liver ultrasonographic results (n = 213) and those with a history of excessive consumption of alcohol (male > 20 g/d, female > 10 g/d) [17] (n = 598), schistosomal hepatic disease (n = 5), or self-reported viral hepatitis (including hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses) (n = 110) were excluded; finally, 8977 subjects were included in this analysis.
Schistosomal lysophosphatidylserine activates toll-like receptor 2 and affects immune polarization," Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol.
No significant differences were demonstrated regarding history of surgical procedure, nonmedical circumcision, ear piercing, shaving in common barber, using common tools like razors or tooth brush, delivery by aid of physician or birth attendant and history of schistosomal infection.
Once salmonella bacteria gain access to a person's blood stream, fatality is very high; the myriad portals of entries into the blood stream offered by a concurrent schistosomal infestation would have produced fatal septecemia in its victims.
haematobium in the bladder wall to reduce the uptake of iron during its pathogenesis through consumption of blood by the schistosomes or extrusion of schistosomal ova which causes urethra and bladder irritation [18].
Experimental studies of schistosomal pigment from Schistosoma japonicum.
Schistosomal stricture of the ureter-diagnostic dilemma.