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Full text. Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (K), or click on a page. Descriptions and articles about Gastrodiscoides hominis in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Molecular Biology and Genetics; Molecular Biology; Wikipedia. Gastrodiscoidiasis, a plant-borne zoonotic disease caused by the intestinal amphistome fluke Gastrodiscoides hominis (Trematoda:Gastrodiscidae). Article ( PDF.

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Gastrodiscoides hominis Lewis and McConnell, The oval-shaped ovary lies just posterior to the testes in the middle, and the loosely coiled uterus opens to the genital pore. From Wikipedia, gastrodisfoides free encyclopedia. Archived from the original on Ciliated and non-ciliated papillae are arranged around the oral sucker.

Guidelines Upcoming Special Issues. The anterior region is a conical projection bearing a prominent oral sucker. Viral markers were negative.

The body is covered by a tegument bearing numerous tubercles. Case Report Gasfrodiscoides Access. The disc-shaped body is divisible into anterior conical and posterior discoidal regions. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A young lady presented to us with bilateral pitting pedal edema of 2 months duration and laboratory evaluation showed microcytic anemia, low total protein and albumin.


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Colonoscopy also revealed infestation in terminal ileum and in the right colon Figure 3. Gastrodiscoides hominis Fauna Europaea: It is an amphistome worm such that the ventral sucker is close to the posterior end. Then a large number of living flukes was recovered from dead Napu mouse-deer at the Zoological Gardens of the Zoological Society of London.

It is dorsoventrally flatted, with a unique pyramidal shape. Night soil should never be used as a fertilizer because it could contain any number of parasites.

The complete life cycle is not gastrodiscoids observed in nature, [18] and the tiny snail, H. In water, eggs hatch into miracidiawhich then infect a molluscin which larval development and fission occurs. Worms and Human Disease.

A Description of Gastrodiscoides hominis, from the Napu mouse deer

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals Ann Jose ankara escort. Stephens re-described the parasite inand clearly noted the overlooked relatively small ovary and interpretation of the posterior testis as an ovary in the original description.

In severe cases, where there are large amounts of eggs present, tissue reactions can occur in the heart or mesenteric lymphatics, and even death may occur if left neglected. Gastrodiscoides is genus of zoonotic trematode under the class Trematoda. It is also known as the colonic flukeparticularly when infecting other animals.

His first report in[1] followed by a body of evidences in support of Leiper’s proposition, enabled him to vindicate the validity of a separate genus, Gastrodiscoideshence the binomial name Gastrodiscoides hominis. Flynn’s Parasites of Laboratory Animals 2 ed. Brownish hyperpigmentation were noted on the extensor aspect of legs Figure 1.


However, the generic name was largely recognised as a synonym ; it was then known as Amphistomum Gastrodiscus hominis.

Gastrodiscoides hominis infection in a Nigerian-case report.

Infection in gasgrodiscoides humans and animals is most common through the ingestion of vegetation found in contaminated water. Later investigations revealed that it is widespread, and is further spread by infected persons to other parts of the world, such as Guyana.

International Journal for Gastrodizcoides. They placed it in the genus Amphistomumbecause of its obvious location of posterior sucker; the species was named Amphistomum hominisas it was found in human.

Few of the samples were also confirmed to be of Gastrodiscoides hominis Figures 7 and 8 by the Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Veterinary College, Bangalore.

Laboratory evaluation revealed microcytic anemia hemoglobin of Hlminis examination was unremarkable except for pedal edema. This page was last edited on 7 Septemberat