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Intestinal trematode infections 

Intestinal trematode infections
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Intestinal trematode infections
Author(s):

David I. Grove

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.071104_update_001

Update:

Recent reviews of food-borne fluke infections of the intestinal tract cited.

Updated on 31 May 2012. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 24 November 2017

Intestinal trematode infections are widespread, but most common in Asia as a reflection of cultural culinary factors.

Echinostomiasis and fasciolopsiasis—infection of the intestines with flukes (flatworms) of the family Echinostomatidae is acquired by the ingestion of undercooked freshwater fish, molluscs, frogs, or vegetation. Heavy infections with these worms (2–20 mm long) may cause abdominal discomfort and diarrhoea. ...

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