schistosomiasis japonica

schistosomiasis ja·pon·i·ca -jə-'pän-i-kə n schistosomiasis caused by a schistosome (Schistosoma japonicum) occurring chiefly in eastern Asia and the Pacific islands and predominantly involving infestation of the portal and mesenteric veins see KATAYAMA SYNDROME

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infection by Schistosoma japonicum. Acute infection in the early stages produces a condition called Katayama fever, which resembles serum sickness. Chronic effects of infection, which may be severe, are caused by fibrosis around the eggs deposited by the parasite in the liver, lungs, and central nervous system.

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  • schistosomiasis japonica — jəˈpänə̇kə noun Etymology: New Latin, from schistosomiasis + japonica, feminine of japonicus Japanese (of which the neuter japonicum is the specific epithet of Schistosoma japonicum), from Japonia Japan, country off the eastern coast of Asia +… …   Useful english dictionary

  • japonica — see SCHISTOSOMIASIS JAPONICA …   Medical dictionary

  • Schistosomiasis — Diseases of liver, gastrointestinal tract and bladder caused by schistosomes, trematode worms that parasitize people. Infection is from infested water. There are three main species of these trematode worms (flukes) Schistosoma haematobium, S.… …   Medical dictionary

  • schistosomiasis — /shis teuh soh muy euh sis/, n. Pathol. an infection caused by parasitic flukes of the genus Schistosoma, occurring commonly in eastern Asia and in tropical regions and transmitted to humans through feces contaminated fresh water or snails:… …   Universalium

  • hepatic schistosomiasis — the chronic form of either schistosomiasis mansoni or schistosomiasis japonica in which the liver is involved. Ova of the parasites lodge in the hepatic portal venules, stimulating an inflammatory reaction with pipestem fibrosis; portal venous… …   Medical dictionary

  • intestinal schistosomiasis — the chronic form of either schistosomiasis mansoni or schistosomiasis japonica in which the intestinal tract is involved. Most of those infected are asymptomatic but some have intermittent diarrhea and blood and mucus in the feces …   Medical dictionary

  • Genital schistosomiasis — is an infection of the genitals. Manifestations of genital schistosomiasis mucosal findings in womenMucosal grainy sandy patches seem to be pathognomonic for S. haematobium infection in the female genitals [1,2] . S. haematobium infection… …   Wikipedia

  • eastern schistosomiasis — s. japonica …   Medical dictionary

  • Oriental schistosomiasis — s. japonica …   Medical dictionary

  • Fever — Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 degrees F. (37 degrees C.), in practice a person is usually not considered to have a significant fever until the temperature is above 100.4 degrees F (38 degrees C.).… …   Medical dictionary

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