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A genus of trematode flukes belonging to the family Schistosomatidae. There are over a dozen species. These parasites are found in man and other mammals. Snails are the intermediate hosts. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

A genus of trematodes, Schistosoma, (also called blood-flukes or parasitic flatworms) is responsible for a very significant group of infections in humans termed schistosomiasis. Schistosomiasis is considered by the World Health Organization as the second most socioeconomically devastating parasitic disease, (after malaria), with hundreds of millions infected worldwide.[WHO] The three main species infecting humans are Schistosoma haematobium, S. japonicum, and S. mansoni. Two other species, more localized geographically, are S. mekongi and S. intercalatum. Other species of schistosomes which parasitize birds and mammals can cause cercarial dermatitis in humans. Source: Regenstrief LOINC, CDC: Parasites

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Schistosoma sp
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zh-CN Chinese (China) 裂体吸虫属单个未知种
Synonyms: 住血吸虫;印度裂体吸虫;吸血虫病;血吸虫;血吸虫属;血吸虫病;裂体吸虫;裂体吸虫病;裂体吸虫单个未知种
fr-CA French (Canada) Schistosoma sp
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Schistosoma sp
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Schistosoma sp
it-IT Italian (Italy) Schistosoma sp
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Schistosoma sp
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Schistosoma sp
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Schistosoma sp.
fr-BE French (Belgium) Schistosoma sp