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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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. The large excretory bladder is in the middle, behind the ventral sucker.

West African Journal of Medicine. Viral markers were negative. Infection in both humans and animals is most common through the ingestion of vegetation found in contaminated water. 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 ].

There were no similar complaints in family members. Buckley, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine gastrodiscoiees he was then a Milner Research Fellowwhose descriptions were based on high incidence of the parasitism among the Assamese in India. Fastrodiscoides examination was unremarkable except for pedal edema. Open Access View More. Home Publications Conferences Register Contact. The complete life cycle is not yet observed in nature, [18] and the tiny snail, H.


Gastrodiscoides hominis Lewis and McConnell, She denied any history of vomitingloose stool or irregular bowel habits and had no other systemic symptoms.

Gastrodiscoides – Wikipedia

Prevention of intestinal trematode infections requires preventing fecal contamination of water where fish and aquatic plants breed.

It is generally conceived that the unfertilised eggs are ingested by the snail, but there has been no direct observation. Secernentea Spiruria Camallanida Dracunculus medinensis Dracunculiasis. Plagiorchiida Plagiorchiida genera Monotypic protostome genera. The mouse-deer was Prince of Wales ‘s collection from Malay.

Patients do not often directly show any symptoms, and if one appears, it indicates that the infection is already at a very high level. Colonoscopy also revealed infestation in terminal gasstrodiscoides and in the right colon Figure 3.

Education regarding the risks associated with ingestion of raw or insufficiently cooked molluscs and fish is also important.

Gastrodiscoides hominis infection in a Nigerian-case report.

Infestation with multiple parasites is common gastrodisciides endemic areas. It is typically an amphistome with the ventral sucker close to the posterior end. Cardiac, thyroid and renal functions were normal. Giardia intestinalis and Entamoeba histolytica were concomitant protozoan parasites due to similar feco-oral contamination.


It is dorsoventrally flatted, with a unique pyramidal shape.

It is an amphistome worm such that the ventral sucker is close to the posterior end. Stephens re-described the parasite inand clearly noted the overlooked relatively small ovary and interpretation of the posterior testis as gastrodicoides ovary in the original description. Vegetables should be washed thoroughly, and meat properly cooked.

A Description of Gastrodiscoides hominis, from the Napu mouse deer

The body is covered by a tegument bearing numerous tubercles. Ann Soc Belg Med Trop. No peripheral blood eosinophilia was noted. J Trop Med Hyg 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.