any parasitic platyhelminth or flatworm of the class Trematoda
, having one or more external suckers; fluke.
The trematodes or flukes include 18,000 to 24,000 species, divided into two
subclasses. Nearly all trematodes are parasites of mollusks and vertebrates.
Nov 23, 2015 ... Trematode infections occur worldwide. Trematodes, also called flukes, cause
various clinical infections in humans.
6.1 Infections of the Alimentary Canal and Associated Organs. Introduction. The
trematodes (or flukes) are leaf shaped with an outer cover called the tegument ...
Trematodes of dogs and cats have indirect life cycles that require one or two
intermediate hosts to reach the infective stage. A representative trematode life
Trematodes, or flukes, are parasitic flatworms with unique life cycles involving
sexual reproduction in mammalian and other vertebrate definitive hosts and ...
Schistosoma is the only trematode that invades through the skin; about 200
million people are infected worldwide. Cercariae mature in the liver, and adults ...
They are caused by trematode worms (“flukes”), of which the most common
species affecting humans are Clonorchis, Opisthorchis, Fasciola and
Trematode infections occur worldwide. Trematodes have complicated life cycles,
with alternating asexual and sexual developments in different hosts.
Foodborne trematode infections, or foodborne trematodiases, are a group of
parasitic infections caused by trematodes (flatworms or “flukes”) that are acquired