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Diseases caused by Trematodes (Flukes)  

Dr Sampurna Roy MD

 

                                                                                                                      

 

Characteristic features of Trematodes or flukes are as follows:

Images (Trematode Infection)

Shape: Flat, leaf-like and body is not segmented.

Sexes: Hermaphrodite, except Schistosoma.

Alimentary canal: Mouth and bifid gut present but no anus.

Head end: Suckers without hooks.

Body cavity: Absent

Diseases caused by Trematodes are as follows:

1)Schistosomiasis

2)Fascioliasis & Fasciolopsiasis

3)Clonorchiasis

4)Paragonimiasis

 

Visit: Nematode (Round worm) ; Cestodes (Tapeworms)

 

 

                                                                                                                                  

Dr Sampurna Roy  MD

Consultant  Histopathologist (Kolkata - India)

 

 

 


 

 

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