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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The patient was not available for further follow up. Infective cercariae hkminis produced and are released on water plants or directly infect other aquatic animals, such as fish. 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. Strongyloides stercoralis Strongyloidiasis Trichostrongylus spp.

Her stool contained many dead worms for the next three gastrodiscokdes and she improved symptomatically, with lab values showing rise in serum albumin and was hence discharged. J Trop Med Hyg The Korean Journal of Parasitology.

It is also assumed that transmission from infected fish that is under-cooked or eaten raw, as common among southeast Asian. It is typically an amphistome with the ventral sucker close to the posterior end. Ann Soc Belg Med Trop. Prevention of intestinal trematode infections requires preventing fecal contamination of water where fish and aquatic plants breed. The bladder is in the middle behind the ventral sucker.

Then a large number of living flukes was recovered from dead Napu mouse-deer at the Zoological Gardens of the Zoological Society of London. There were no similar complaints in family members. Buckley’s report is the most useful to the modern classification of G. A simple use of anti-helminthic or antiprotozoals in areas of high endemicity can prevent poor outcome among these patients.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The same reason could also explain similar results obtained in human surveys i.

The large excretory bladder is in the middle, behind the ventral sucker. It is a large fluke, vase -shaped, and bright-pink in colour. Enterobius vermicularis Enterobiasis Pinworm. However, the generic name was largely recognised as a synonym ; it was then known as Amphistomum Gastrodiscus hominis. During her hominjs in the ward, after mild post-prandial abdominal discomfort she vomited out a worm. Intestinal parasitic infections are a major public health problem in developing countries.

A 20 year old lady from Bihar, India presented with bilateral pitting pedal edema since 2 months and mild abdominal discomfort with nausea since 1 week. Gastrodiscoides hominis Fauna Europaea: Factors favouring the high endemicity are poor hygiene, consumption of undercooked food, the climatic compatibility for the parasites, swine population and usage of fecal manures for farming. West African Journal of Medicine. It was homihis observed that the parasite was much more common to pigs and other mammals than in humans.

Case Report Open Access. It is dorsoventrally flatted, with a unique pyramidal shape. Ventral surface contains a specialised region of the tegument.

In some circumstances, fishes homniis other aquatic animals are found to be infected. 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. This is a gastgodiscoides of simultaneous infestation with trematodes- Fasciolopsis buskithe largest fluke parasitizing humans; Gastrodiscoides hominisan intestinal fluke infecting people and their livestock, and protozoa- Entamoeba histolytica and Giardia intestinaliswhich cause malabsorption and have high prevalence in the developing countries.


Infestation with multiple parasites is common in endemic areas. Abdominal ultrasound revealed mild ascites.

A Description of Gastrodiscoides hominis, from the Napu mouse deer

Aquatic plants with metacercariae on their surface from snails is the major mode of human infection [ 2 ], with drainage of pig excreta in farms being an important factor for maintaining high endemicity [ 3 ]. Gastrodiscoides hominis has never been reported. The first report of infection of pigs was in CochinchinaVietnamin It is a parasite of a variety of vertebratesincluding humans. It has only one speciesGastrodiscoides hominis.

There is no prescribed treatment, but the traditional practice of soap enema has been very effective in removing the worms. Principles, Pathogens and Practice, 2ndedn. The family members were screened and did not harbor the infection. Gastrodiscoides hominis Lewis and McConnell, Guidelines Upcoming Special Issues. Secernentea Spiruria Camallanida Dracunculus medinensis Dracunculiasis.

She denied gastrodiscoidees history of vomitingloose stool or irregular bowel habits and had no other systemic symptoms.

A Description of Gastrodiscoides hominis, from the Napu mouse deer

gastrodiscodies 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. Plagiorchiida Plagiorchiida genera Monotypic protostome genera. In view of hyper-infestation, she was given anti-helminthic under polyethylene glycol preparation to purge the dead worms to prevent intestinal obstruction.

She improved with praziquantel, albendazole and metronidazole.

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