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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Indian J Pathol Microbiol. It has only one speciesGastrodiscoides hominis.

Gastrodiscoides hominis infection in a Nigerian-case report.

It is a large fluke, vase -shaped, and bright-pink in colour. Adult worms are easily identified from other helminths by their distinctive appearance.

Lower limb doppler revealed normal arterial and venous system with diffuse soft tissue edema. Worms and Human Disease. Physical examination was unremarkable except for pedal edema. He noted the distinctive characters such as a tuberculated genital cone, the position of the genital orifice, a smooth ventral disc, and the testes in tandem position.

It is a parasite of a variety of vertebratesincluding humans. She denied any history of vomitingloose stool or irregular bowel habits and had no other systemic symptoms. Gastrodiscoides is genus of zoonotic trematode under the class Trematoda. During her stay in the ward, after mild post-prandial abdominal discomfort she vomited jominis a worm. Vegetables should be washed thoroughly, and meat properly cooked.


Gastrodiscoides hominis infection in a Nigerian-case report.

Brownish hyperpigmentation were noted on the extensor aspect of legs Figure 1. It is dorsoventrally flatted, with a unique pyramidal shape. Abdominal ultrasound revealed mild ascites.

Plagiorchiida Plagiorchiida genera Monotypic protostome genera. Archived from the original on The anterior region is a conical projection bearing a prominent oral sucker. Laboratory evaluation revealed microcytic anemia hemoglobin of Giardia intestinalis and Entamoeba histolytica were concomitant protozoan parasites due to similar feco-oral contamination.

It is also known as the colonic flukeparticularly when infecting other animals. Night soil should never be used as a fertilizer because it could contain any number of parasites. In some circumstances, fishes and other aquatic animals are found to be infected.

Cardiac, thyroid and renal functions were normal. It is generally conceived that the unfertilised eggs are ingested by the snail, but there has been no direct observation. These outstanding features prompted him to create an entirely new genus, Gastrodiscoidesfor the specimen.

She gave no history of passing worms in stool. Infection causes a helminthic disease called gastrodiscoidiasis. Infectious diseases Parasitic disease: These are directly infective to gastrodiscoidse upon consumption, while they get attached to vegetation, where night soil is used.


The first definitive specimen was described from a human subject in The shortcomings of Leiper’s descriptions did not prevent the generic name Gastrodiscoides becoming more and more advocated in the early s.

A Description of Gastrodiscoides hominis, from the Napu mouse deer

She improved gastrodiscooides praziquantel, albendazole and metronidazole. The mouse-deer was Prince of Wales ‘s collection from Malay. It causes a helminthic disease called gastrodiscoidiasis.

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Gastrodiscoides – Wikipedia

Visit for more related articles at Internal Medicine: The complete life cycle is not yet observed in nature, [18] and the tiny snail, H. Its natural habitat is the colon of pigsand has also been found in rhesus monkeysorang-utansfishfield rats and Napu mouse-deer.

Gastrodiscoides hominis Lewis and McConnell,