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Liver Flukes

  • Paiboon Sithithaworn
  • Puangrat Yongvanit
  • Smarn Tesana
  • Chawalit Pairojkul
Part of the World Class Parasites book series (WCPA, volume 11)

Abstract

Food-borne trematodes (FBTs) contribute to parasitic zoonoses such as liver, lung, and intestinal flukes of humans and they are contracted by the consumption of larval stages in food-related products. Food-borne trematodiasis has been recognized as an important health problem in Asia (WHO, 1995, 2004). The infections are prevalent in developing countries and are closely linked to poverty, pollution, and population growth, and are also associated with cultural determinants, that is, food behavior and tradition.

Keywords

Bile Duct Extrahepatic Bile Duct Worm Burden Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma Liver Fluke 
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  • Paiboon Sithithaworn
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  • Puangrat Yongvanit
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  • Smarn Tesana
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  • Chawalit Pairojkul
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  1. 1.Department of Parasitology, Faculty of MedicineLiver Fluke and Cholangiocarcinoma Research Center, Khon Kaen UniversityKhon KaenThailand

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