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Fasciolopsis Buski


  • A Vietnamese child presented with a history of abdominal pain. Shortly afterwards, he vomited eight live trematode flukes that were collected and morphologically identified as Fasciolopsis buski. The identification was confirmed by DNA analysis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • PowerPoint Presentation: The End[authorstream.com]
  • Fasciolopsiasis is by no means rare but its presentation as a case of intestinal perforation is extraordinary.[researchgate.net]
  • Fasciolopsiasis presenting as intestinal perforation: a case report. Trop Gastroenterol. 2009;30:40–1.[tropicalgastro.com]
  • A Vietnamese child presented with a history of abdominal pain. Shortly afterwards, he vomited eight live trematode flukes that were collected and morphologically identified as Fasciolopsis buski. The identification was confirmed by DNA analysis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • @article{Le2004CaseRU, title {Case report: unusual presentation of Fasciolopsis buski in a Vietnamese child.}, author {Thanh Hoa Le and Van De Nguyen and Ba Uoc Phan and David M.[semanticscholar.org]
  • Return to Article Details Fasciolopsis buski infection in a Vietnamese pregnant woman with systemic lupus erythematosus Download Download PDF[jidc.org]
  • Case Report: Unusual presentation of Fasciolopsis buski in a Vietnamese child.[atmph.org]
  • Case report: unusual presentation of Fasciolopsis buski in a Vietnamese child. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2004;98:193–4. Yu S, Xu L, Jiang Z, Xu S, Han J, Zhu Y, et al.[tropicalgastro.com]
  • Physical examination showed pallor, multiple cervical and inguinal lymph nodes and hepatosplenomegaly. Laboratory investigations showed that she had iron deficiency anemia. There was leukocytosis and a raised ESR.[researchgate.net]
  • Three species of cercariae obtained by microscopic examination consisted of Echinostome cercariae in Lymnaea and Indoplanorbis snail, Brevifurcate-pharyngeate cercariae in Lymnaea snail, and Sulcatomicrocercous cercariae in Bellamya snail.[neliti.com]
Chronic Diarrhea
  • In heavy infections, symptoms can include: Abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea , anemia , ascites , toxemia , allergic responses, sensitization caused by the absorption of the worms allergenic metabolites (may eventually cause death of patient), and intestinal[dictionnaire.sensagent.leparisien.fr]
  • Although both pigs and humans act as definitive hosts, the former appear to be the only reservoir of infection. 10 In severe cases, patients may present with abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea, anemia or systemic allergic reaction.[researchgate.net]
Abdominal Distension
  • ., with complaints of absolute constipation, abdominal distension, fever and vomiting for 4-5 days. On physical examination she was toxic, febrile, anemic, dehydrated, tachypneic, and had tachycardia.[tropicalgastro.com]
  • Pathology: The disease caused by F. buski is known as fasciolopsiasis, which is characterised by mild anaemia, chromic diarrhoea and asthenia (Lack of strength and energy). The adult worm causes gastro-intestinal irritation, nausea and vomiting.[yourarticlelibrary.com]


Paragonimus Westermani
  • PCR- based molecular characterization and insilico analysis of food-borne trematode parasites Paragonimus westermani, Fasciolopsis buski and Fasciola gigantica from Northeast India using ITS2 rDNA. Bioinformation 2011; 6(2): 64- -68. 3.[researchgate.net]


  • The clinical characteristics, clinical manifestations, diagnostic methods and the principles of treatment in these two patients were analyzed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • All the other anthelmintics tested were ineffective; no worms or only a few were expelled after treatment.[academic.oup.com]
  • Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions.[drugs.com]
  • Treatment Praziquantel is the preferable drug for treatment. Treatment is effective in early or light infections. Heavy infections are more difficult to treat.[dictionnaire.sensagent.leparisien.fr]


  • Prognosis Light infections may resolve spontaneously within one year, even without treatment. However the prognosis may be grave in patients with heavy infection. Immunocompromised hosts may be at an increased risk of complications.[patient.info]


  • Life Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China. 3 Institute of Animal Health, Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, 510640, People's Republic of China. 4 State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]


  • , vol. 14 (pg. 216 - 219 ) Davis and Wegner, 1979 Multicentre trials of praziquantel in human schistosomiasis: design and techniques , Bulletin of the World Health Organization , 1979 , vol. 57 (pg. 767 - 771 ) Dunn, 1968 The TIF direct smear as an epidemiological[academic.oup.com]
  • Abstract Abstract Epidemiologic surveys were conducted in selected provinces throughout Thailand to delineate the endemic area of Fasciolopsis buski.[ajtmh.org]
  • […] and encyst on underwater vegetation (ex. water chestnuts, water caltrops, lotus, bamboo, and other edible plants) - metacercariae are ingested when plants are eaten raw - worms encyst in small intestine and develop into adult worms in definitive host Epidemiology[quizlet.com]
  • […] products from worms may be absorbed and cause toxemia Death is rare Diagnosis Travel history Demonstration of eggs in feces or vomit (eggs indistinguishable from F. hepatica) Rarely by identifying adult fluke Treatment Praziquantel is the drug of choice Epidemiology[diagnosticparasitology.blogspot.com]
  • .—“ The prevalence and epidemiology of hookworm and other helminthic infections in India. Part XII. General summary and conclusions .” Indian J. med. Res., XV ( 3 ), 695 – 743. ( W.L. 9940.) Giles, G.[cambridge.org]
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  • Author information 1 National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, WHO Collaborating Center for Tropical Diseases, Key Laboratory of Parasite and Vector Biology, National Health and Family Planning Commission[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • […] buski Improved sanitation, prevent use of human and pig feces as fertilizer; immerse vegetables in boiling water to kill metacercariae.[quizlet.com]
  • Prevention Prevention can be easily achieved by immersion of vegetables in boiling water for a few seconds to kill the infective metacercariae, avoiding the use of nightsoil as a fertilizer, and maintenance of proper sanitation and good hygiene.[dictionnaire.sensagent.leparisien.fr]
  • Alexander J. da Silva, PhD and Melanie Moser/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (Image Number: 3393) Learn about this topic in these articles: cause of fasciolopsiasis In fasciolopsiasis …and swine by the trematode Fasciolopsis buski , a[britannica.com]

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