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Intestinal trematode infections 

Intestinal trematode infections
Intestinal trematode infections

David I. Grove



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

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date: 24 September 2021

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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