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 infection in a Nigerian-case report.

It is also known as hkminis colonic flukeparticularly when infecting other animals. Strongyloides stercoralis Strongyloidiasis Trichostrongylus spp. Visit for more related articles at Internal Medicine: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Prevention of intestinal trematode infections requires preventing fecal contamination of water where fish and aquatic plants breed. Lower limb doppler revealed normal arterial and venous system with diffuse soft tissue edema.

Few of the samples were also confirmed to be of Gastordiscoides hominis Figures 7 and 8 by the Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Veterinary College, Bangalore. Indeed, a number of mortality among Assamese children is attributed to this infection. The oval-shaped ovary lies just posterior to the testes in the middle, and the loosely coiled uterus opens to the genital pore. Physical examination was unremarkable except for pedal edema.


Stool examination revealed polyparasites – Fasciola, Gastrodiscoides, Giardia and Entamoeba. Select your language of interest to view the total content in your interested language. Indian J Pathol Microbiol. Can’t read the image? The gastrodiscoires excretory bladder is in the middle, behind the ventral sucker.

A Description of Gastrodiscoides hominis, from the Napu mouse deer

Principles, Pathogens and Practice, 2ndedn. Then a large number of living homjnis was recovered from dead Napu mouse-deer at the Zoological Gardens of the Zoological Society of London. Laboratory evaluation revealed microcytic anemia hemoglobin of The anterior region is a conical projection bearing a prominent oral sucker.

It was later observed that the parasite was much more common to pigs and other mammals than in humans. These outstanding features prompted him to create an entirely new genus, Gastrodiscoidesfor the specimen. It is dorsoventrally flatted, with a unique pyramidal shape. Infection causes a helminthic disease called gastrodiscoidiasis. Human gastrodiscoidiasis is endemic in Assam, and to a lesser extent in the Philippines.

A Description of Gastrodiscoides hominis, from the Napu mouse deer

Humans are now considered as the accidental host because humans are not the primary requirement for the life cycle ; pigs are recognised as the principal definitive host. Agri and Aquaculture Journals Dr.


Infection in both humans and animals is most common through the ingestion of vegetation found in contaminated water. The miracidium grows into the sporocyst stage.

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.

The child quickly recovered after proper medication. It has only one speciesGastrodiscoides hominis.

Gastrodiscoides hominis infection in a Nigerian-case report.

The Korean Journal of Parasitology. It causes a helminthic disease called gastrodiscoidiasis. Case Report Open Access.

Some drugs that have been proven effective are tetrachloroethyleneat a dosage of 0. Infestation is usually asymptomatic, while heavy infection causes diarrhoeavomiting, gastrodiscoldes, intestinal obstruction, perforation and eosinophilic leucocytosis [ 45 ]. A simple use of anti-helminthic or antiprotozoals in areas of high endemicity can prevent poor outcome among these patients.

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