Intestinal, lung and liver flukes


Authors: Richard R Roach and Christina Lang
Page Range: 319-325
Published in: International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, 16#4 (2023)
ISSN: 1939-5930

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Current estimates indicate that 50 million people are infected with food-borne trematodes. This is a significant public health problem, but still a neglected tropical disease, because the burden of disease is in rural areas, where health care is limited. Traditional ingestion of raw or poorly cooked food contaminated by unrestrained defecation maintains the cycle of disease and school-age children bear the predominant burden. Clinical patterns of infection, current means of diagnosis, treatment and treatment failure are reviewed in sections on intestinal flukes, liver flukes and lung flukes. New therapeutic approaches are emphasized.

Keywords: Tropical disease, intestinal, lung, liver, flukes

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