Fascioliasis and the liver fluke by E. L. Taylor

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Bibliography: p. [220]-226.

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Statementby E. L. Taylor.
SeriesFAO agricultural studies,, no. 64, FAO agricultural studies ;, no. 64.
LC ClassificationsSF810.F3 T3
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 234 p.
Number of Pages234
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Open LibraryOL5937533M
LC Control Number65005646

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Fascioliasis is a parasitic infection primarily of the hepatobiliary system caused by one of 2 digenean flatworms, Fasciola hepatica or Fasciola gigantica, which are commonly referred to as liver flukes.[1].

Fascioliasis is caused by the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica (see Chapter ). Mature flukes reside in the biliary tree and cause chronic obstructive biliary symptoms. Fascioliasis is endemic in parts of Europe and Latin America, North Africa, Asia, the Western Pacific, and some parts of.

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Manufacturer: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The intricate detail of the life cycle of the liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica) which involves the pond snail (Galba truncatula, previously known as Lymnaea truncatula) as an intermediate host is one of the marvels of the natural world.

Fascioliasis and the liver fluke. Rome, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, International government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: E L Taylor. Fasciolosis is a parasitic worm infection caused by the common liver fluke Fasciola hepatica as well as by Fasciola disease is a plant-borne trematode zoonosis, and is classified as a neglected tropical disease (NTD).

It affects humans, but its main host is ruminants such as cattle and sheep. The disease progresses through four distinct phases; an initial incubation phase of. Causal Agent. The trematodes Fasciola hepatica (also known as the common liver fluke or the sheep liver fluke) and Fasciola gigantica are large liver flukes (F.

hepatica: up to 30 mm by 15 mm; F. gigantica: up to 75 mm by 15 mm), which are primarily found in domestic and wild ruminants (their main definitive hosts) but also are causal agents of fascioliasis in humans.

by John P. Dalton March Fasciolosis, caused by the liver flukes Fasciola hepatica and Fasciola gigantica, is one of the most economically important helminth parasite diseases of livestock. Fascioliasis is a parasitic infection typically caused by Fasciola hepatica, which is also known as “the common liver fluke” or “the sheep liver fluke.”A related parasite, Fasciola gigantica, also can infect liasis is found in all continents except Antarctica, in over 70 countries, especially where there are sheep or cattle.

Fasciola hepatica is the most common and important liver fluke and has a cosmopolitan distribution in cooler climates. Lymnaeid mud snails are intermediate hosts and release the infective form, the metacercaria, onto herbage.

Liver fluke. Liver fluke disease is a chronic parasitic disease of the bile ducts. Infection with this parasite occurs through eating fluke-infested, fresh-water raw or undercooked fish. The most common types of liver flukes are Clonorchis sinensis, Opisthorchis viverrini and Opisthorchis felineus.

The Acute Phase (Acute Fascioliasis) The acute phase is also referred to as the migratory, invasive, hepatic, parenchymal, or larval phase.

Immature larval flukes migrate through the intestinal wall, the peritoneal cavity, the liver capsule, and hepatic tissue and, ultimately, to the bile ducts. This book can be recommended with confidence to all who are in any way connected with fascioliasis and it will clearly become an essential source of reference.

These readers, and others who until now may have been unmoved by the liver-fluke should also read it for the sheer enjoyment of Dr. Taylor's philosophy and literary by:   Liver fluke disease (fascioliasis): epidemiology, economic impact and public health significance.

Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health ; 22 Suppl el-Shabrawi M, el-Karaksy H, Okasha S, el-Hennawy A. Human fascioliasis: clinical features and diagnostic difficulties in.

Theo de Waal, in Reference Module in Food Science, Abstract. Liver fluke infections in domestic animals are regarded as one of the most important parasitic diseases. The economic and social impact is huge. Estimations on the economic losses worldwide due to fasciolosis are over US$3 per annum with more than million animals infected.

Fascioliasis occurs in many areas of the world and usually is caused by F. hepatica, which is a common liver fluke of sheep and cattle. In general, fascioliasis is more common and widespread in animals than in people. Even so, the number of infected people in the world is thought to exceed two million.

INTRODUCTION Fascioliasis (liver fluke) is a parasitic disease of the liver caused by a type of tre-matode of the species Fasciola hepaticaand less frequently by F. gigantica. Humans are infected by ingesting metacercariae-containing watercress and similar freshwater plants or drinking contaminated water.

These findings were similar to the bile duct lesions seen in animal fascioliasis, as well as those seen in humans with liver fluke infections (family Opisthorchiidae) or hepatolithiasis [2, 9, 15, 17, 18]. In human pathology, the term ‘chronic proliferative cholangitis’ or ‘adenomatous hyperplasia’ is applied to such hyperplastic and.

Organism Fascioliasis is an illness caused by Fasciola parasites, which are flat worms referred to as liver flukes. Two Fasciola species infect people: Fasciola hepatica, known as "the common liver fluke" and "the sheep liver fluke", is most common.

Fasciola gigantica. Fascioliasis is a food-borne neglected disease caused by digenetic trematodes in the genus Fasciola. There is a significant increase in the global prevalence of human fascioliasis with a strong correlation with a high infection rate among ruminant definitive hosts.

Fasciola is a liver fluke with complex life cycle. Fascioliasis is endemic in every continent of the world with the exception of. Introduction. Fascioliasis, or liver fluke disease, is a food-borne infection caused by trematodes of the genus Fasciola.

The disease has been traditionally viewed as of mainly veterinary importance because of the substantial production and economic losses it causes in livestock, particularly sheep and cattle. Fasciolosis caused by Fasciola hepatica severely affects the efficiency of livestock production systems worldwide.

In addition to the economic impact inflicted on livestock farmers, fasciolosis is an emergent zoonosis. This review emphasizes different aspects of the disease in.

Fascioliasis. agent morphology history epidemiology transmission reservoir symptoms diagnosis treatment public health. Agent: Fasciola Hepatica (Sheep Liver Fluke) Phylum Platyhelminthe Class Trematoda Fasciola gigantica very rarely infects ed cases are mainly form Africa.

The life cycle, transmission, morphology, clinical presentation, and treatment of the F. gigantica. A diagnosis for Fascioliasis may be arrived at by examining the signs and symptoms, medical (travel) history, and by testing for liver fluke eggs in the feces Complications include the development of Halzoun syndrome (a form of throat infection), if specific types of these parasitic worms are ingested, and chronic liver disease that can be even.

Genre/Form: Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Pantelouris, E.M. Common liver fluke, Fasciola hepatica L. Oxford, New York, Pergamon Press. Liver fluke or fasciolosis is the disease caused by Fasciola hepatica, a trematode or flat worm.

Fluke is estimated to cost the UK agriculture industry about £ million a year. Liver damage occurs when the juvenile (immature) fluke migrate through the liver of the animal.

Fascioliasis is a rare infectious disorder caused by parasites. These parasites are liver flukes that live in plant-eating animals. Liver flukes can be found on water plants in certain parts of the world. When the parasite invades the liver, bile passages may be blocked.

Liver Fluke in Cattle Also known as: Bovine Fasciolosis, Fasciola hepatica Bovine fasciolosis is an economically important disease of cattle, which can be associated with particular regions throughout the world directly linked to the habitat of an aquatic mud snail. Infections caused by Fasciola species can be diagnosed by microscopic stool examination; however, immunologic techniques, such as enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, play a more important role because they have % sensitivity and % specificity for fascioliasis.

7 In this case, the stool analysis was negative for ova and parasites. Pathologically, liver flukes can be. These liver flukes cause enzootic disease, so human disease results from zoonotic infection.

Globally, Fasciola liver flukes are also the most widely distributed, although they do not cause the largest overall burden of liver fluke disease. The Worm. As mentioned above, these two Fasciola species are trematode flatworms.

A parasitic infection that is caused by liver flukes, usually Fasciola hepatica, of sheep, goats, and cattle. Humans become infected by eating uncooked, infested aquatic vegetation (classically watercress). Adult flukes inhabit the bile ducts, gallbladder, and occasionally ectopic sites.

Symptoms arise secondary to inflammatory response or obstruction. Fasciolopsis buski is commonly called the giant intestinal fluke, because it is an exceptionally large parasitic fluke, and the largest known to parasitise size is variable and a mature specimen might be as little as 2 cm long, but the body may grow to a length of cm and a width of cm.

Author Summary Fascioliasis is a neglected infectious disease caused by the trematode Fasciola. This parasite (liver fluke) is endemic in many parts of the world including countries from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.

High prevalence rates of fascioliasis has been repeatedly reported in the Andean region of South America.

Liver complications in infected humans by this fluke have been. Fascioliasis (liver fluke trematode) is transmitted by eating raw watercress or other water plants contaminated with immature larvae, usually from locations around sheep, cattle, or related animals.

The immature larval flukes migrate through the intestinal wall, the abdominal cavity, and the liver. The "liver fluke-cholangiocarcinoma" carcinogenesis pathways consist of mechanical damage to the bile duct epithelium, immunopathologic and cellular reactions to the liver fluke's antigens and excretory/secretory products, liver fluke-induced changes in the biliary tract microbiome and the effects of repeated treatment for liver fluke.

The Giant Liver Fluke, Fascioloides Magna: Past, Present and Future Research by Ivica Králová-Hromadová, Eva Bazsalovicsová, Ľudmila Juhásová February This monograph presents complex data on Fascioloides magna from all aspects.

Fascioliasis is an infection common in ani-mals, particularly sheep and cattle, and is widespread around the world. The disease can be transmitted through food to humans where it affects the liver.

It is also known as "common liver fluke infection". Humans can catch the infection when con-suming aquatic plants (such as watercress). Fascioliasis is a Liver Fluke Worm Disease caused by one of the parasitic worms known as Fasciola hepatica; hence the name Fascioliasis. There are various types of parasitic worms which plague the human body.

Many of us are aware of the worms which reside in our gut and thrive on nutrients present in the food; however, not many of us aware that there are parasitic worms, which. Fascioliasis, or liver fluke is a human and an animal parasitic disease caused by endoparasitic trematodes of the genus Fasciola which live in the bile ducts.

Fasciola hepatica and ica are the most common species of liver flukes that cause hepatobiliary system infection mainly in cattle and sheep that they have an impact on. Liver flukes are initially big, flat parasitic worms that are found in the liver, resulting in a disease known as fascioliasis.

The parasites are mostly found in parts of Australia and the regions with several water bodies such as irrigation channels, slow-streaming rivers and so on.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Pantelouris, E.M. Common liver fluke, Fasciola hepatica L. Oxford, New York, Pergamon Press [] (OCoLC)The flukicidal compound triclabendazole (TCBZ) has a complex metabolic pattern that includes the systemic presence of its sulphoxide () and sulphone (2) metabolites, usually recovered from the bile of treated animals.

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