schistosomiasis


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schis·to·so·mi·a·sis

 (shĭs′tə-sə-mī′ə-sĭs)
n. pl. schis·to·so·mi·a·ses (-sēz′)
Any of various chiefly tropical diseases caused by infestation with schistosomes and usually acquired through contact with contaminated water, characterized by gradual destruction of the tissues of the kidneys, liver, and other organs. Also called bilharzia, bilharziasis, snail fever.
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schistosomiasis

(ˌʃɪstəsəʊˈmaɪəsɪs)
n
(Pathology) a disease caused by infestation of the body with blood flukes of the genus Schistosoma. Also called: bilharziasis
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schis•to•so•mi•a•sis

(ˌʃɪs tə soʊˈmaɪ ə sɪs)

n.
a chronic anemia and organ infection caused by parasitic flukes of the genus Schistosoma, transmitted through feces-contaminated river snails.
[1905–10]
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schis·to·so·mi·a·sis

(shĭs′tə-sə-mī′ə-sĭs)
Any of a group of diseases caused by flatworm parasites that infest the blood of humans and other mammals. Symptoms of the disease include severe diarrhea and eventual damage to vital organs. Schistosomiasis is seen in rural areas of Africa, Latin America, and Asia and is transmitted through contact with contaminated water.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.schistosomiasis - an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosomaschistosomiasis - 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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Translations

schis·to·so·mi·a·sis

n. esquistosomiasis, infestación producida por la duela.
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schistosomiasis

n esquistosomiasis f
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References in periodicals archive ?
On the other hand, Merck provides praziquantel tablets, a treatment for a NTD named schistosomiasis, free of charge to Kenya and 45 other endemic African countries.
Schistosomiasis is caused by parasitic worms (helminths) living in fresh water such as rivers and lakes.
A Medical Practitioner, Dr Ibrahim Kolawole says proper hygiene is essential in the prevention of schistosomiasis infections, especially among children.
After reading the editorial last year from our fearless leader Jonathan Collin, MD, publisher of TL, questioning the presence of schistosomiasis in our northern hemisphere, I became more curious about the possibility this blood parasite may be infecting our patients.
Urogenital schistosomiasis is a waterborne disease transmitted by certain freshwater snails that occurs throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa.
BUTUAN CITY - The regional office of the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) here is now ready to assist farmers in combating schistosomiasis on their farm animals, DA 13 spokesperson Emmylou Presilda told The Manila Bulletin on Thursday.
(9) Another Brazilian cases series described seven HCC patients with schistosomiasis; however, some of these patients had portal thrombosis or previous hepatitis B.
Mothers with bilharzia (schistosomiasis) were more likely to have anaemia because their haemoglobin levels are very low.
The singer made an ill-humored joke when one of the fans asked her to perform "Mashrebtesh Min Nilha" (Have You Drunk from Egypt's Nile?), to which Abdel Wahab replied that she would catch schistosomiasis if she drank it, a phrase seen as inappropriate by many social media users.
The five most common NTDs are intestinal worms, schistosomiasis, trachoma, lymphatic filariasis and river blindness.
Worldwide an estimated 218 million people have schistosomiasis, of whom ~90% live in Africa.