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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Humans ingest the metacercaria either by the infected fish gastrodiscoies contaminated vegetable. Prevention of intestinal trematode infections requires preventing fecal contamination of water where fish and aquatic plants breed. Diphyllobothrium latum Diphyllobothriasis Spirometra erinaceieuropaei Sparganosis Diphyllobothrium mansonoides Sparganosis.

Stool examination revealed polyparasites – Fasciola, Gastrodiscoides, Giardia and Entamoeba. Digenea as revealed by scanning electron microscopy”.

Gastfodiscoides is hypothesised that the free cercaria in water bodies accidentally find and penetrate these animals as second intermediate host, where they encsyt as metacercaria. These outstanding features prompted him to create an entirely new genus, Gastrodiscoidesfor the specimen.

Gastrodiscoides hominis infection in a Nigerian-case report.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Her hominia contained many dead worms for the next three days and she improved symptomatically, with lab values showing rise in serum albumin and was hence discharged. It is typically an amphistome with the ventral sucker close to the posterior end.


Freezing, smoking, and pickling of fish do not destroy metacercariae [ 8 ]. Factors favouring the high endemicity are homknis hygiene, consumption of undercooked food, the climatic compatibility for the parasites, swine population and usage of fecal manures for farming. Infection causes a helminthic disease called gastrodiscoidiasis. Gastrodisckides Spiruria Camallanida Dracunculus medinensis Dracunculiasis. Ventral surface contains a specialised region of the tegument.

Few adult worms were retrieved and sent for species identification.

West African Journal of Medicine. Then a large number of living flukes was recovered from dead Napu mouse-deer at the Zoological Gardens of the Zoological Society of London. Each egg contains about 24 vitelline cells and a central unembryonated ovum.

Infectious diseases Parasitic disease: In an experimental infection of the mollusc Helicorbis coenosusmiracidum develops into cercaria after 28— days of ingestion.

Stool examination showed bile stained as well as non-bile stained operculated eggs Figures 6 and 9ova along with numerous trophozoites and cysts of Giardia intestinalis and Entamoeba histolytica. Endoscopy and colonoscopy revealed multiple motile worms which were retrieved for species identification. She gave no history of passing worms in stool. It causes a helminthic disease called gastrodiscoidiasis.

She denied any history of vomitingloose stool or irregular bowel habits and had no other systemic symptoms. The family members were screened and did not harbor the infection.


A Description of Gastrodiscoides hominis, from the Napu mouse deer

It has only one speciesGastrodiscoides hominis. The genus is hermaphroditeas both male and female reproductive system are present. Ann Jose ankara escort. Lower limb doppler revealed normal arterial and venous system with diffuse soft tissue edema.

Stephens re-described the parasite inand clearly noted the overlooked relatively small ovary and interpretation of the posterior testis as an ovary in the original description.

A Description of Gastrodiscoides hominis, from the Napu mouse deer

hominks Ann Soc Belg Med Trop. The species, being hermaphroditehas both male and female reproductive systemsarranged in the posterior region. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Case Report Open Access. 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 hominos maintaining high endemicity [ 3 ].

The eggs are readily distinguished from those of other trematodes by their rhomboid shape and distinct green colour.

Upper GI endoscopy revealed multiple motile worms ranging from cm in length and 0. Visit for more related articles at Internal Medicine: Worms and Human Disease.