Fasciolopsis buski

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Fasciolopsis buski

  1. 1. Fasciolopsis buski  Fasciolopsis buski is prevalent in Southeast Asiaand lives in humans and pigs’ intestines, so it isalso called Asia Giant Intestinal Fluke. Theprevalence of fasciolopiasis is related to growingwater plants and feeding pigs on water plants.
  2. 2. I. morphology 
  3. 3. III. Pathology and Symptomatology 1. Enteritis due to the attachment of the adults manifests abdominal discomfort, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.2. Malnutrition results from the worms sharing food with the host and diarrhea . Manifests anemia, edema of leg and face even ascites.
  4. 4. IV. Diagnosis Stool examination:  1. Direct fecal smear 2. Water sedimentation methodV. Treatment and Prevention1. The treatment of the patients, carriers and pigs Drug of choice is praziqantel. Other effective drugs include hexachloroparaxylol, bithionol (bitin).2. Prevention(1) Health education, (2) Deal with night soil.(3) Avoid feeding pigs on raw water plants

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