Schistosomiasis

Snäckfeber

Engelsk definition

Infection with flukes (trematodes) of the genus SCHISTOSOMA. Three species produce the most frequent clinical diseases: SCHISTOSOMA HAEMATOBIUM (endemic in Africa and the Middle East), SCHISTOSOMA MANSONI (in Egypt, northern and southern Africa, some West Indies islands, northern 2/3 of South America), and SCHISTOSOMA JAPONICUM (in Japan, China, the Philippines, Celebes, Thailand, Laos). S. mansoni is often seen in Puerto Ricans living in the United States.

Svenska synonymer

Bilharzios Schistosomiasis

Engelska synonymer

Schistosomiases Schistoma Infection Infection, Schistoma Infections, Schistoma Schistoma Infections Katayama Fever Fever, Katayama Bilharziasis Bilharziases