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Journal of Microbiology and Pathology

ISSN: 2952-8119

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Schistosomiasis: Diseases of liver, gastrointestinal estate and bladder caused by schistosomes, trematode worms that parasitize people.disease is from infested water. There are three main collection of these trematode worms (flukes) --Schistosoma haematobium, S. japonicum, and S. mansoni -- that cause disease in humans. The elemental forms of the parasite live in freshwater snails. The cercaria (form of the parasite) is detach from the snail, burrows into skin, transforms to the schistosomulum stage, and shift to the urinary tract (S. haematobium), liver or intestine (S. japonicum, S.mansoni) where the adult worms develop. Eggs are shed into the urinary tract or the entrails and hatch to form miracidia (yet another form of the parasite) which then infect snails, completing the life cycle of the parasite.Adult schistosome worms can cause very severe tissue damage.

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