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Trematodes (flukes) 

Trematodes (flukes)
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Trematodes (flukes)
Author(s):

Philippa C. Matthews

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198737773.003.0012
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date: 18 December 2017

This chapter consists of short notes, diagrams, maps, and tables to summarize human trematode (‘fluke’) infections, starting with a classification of relevant organisms. The chapter is then divided into four sections comprising liver flukes, gut flukes, tissue (lung) flukes. and blood flukes (Schistosoma). For ease of reference, each topic is broken down into sections, including classification, epidemiology, microbiology, pathophysiology, clinical syndromes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

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