Plant-Borne Trematode Zoonoses: Fascioliasis and Fasciolopsiasis

  • Santiago Mas-Coma
  • Marìa Dolores Bargues
  • Marìa Adela Valero
Part of the World Class Parasites book series (WCPA, volume 11)


There are six plant-borne trematode species known affecting humans: Fasciola hepatica, F. gigantica, and Fasciolopsis buski (Fasciolidae), Gastrodiscoides hominis (Gastrodiscidae), Watsonius watsoni, and Fischoederius elongatus (Paramphistomidae). Whereas F. hepatica and F. gigantica are hepatic, the other four species are intestinal parasites.


Liver Fluke Pyrantel Pamoate Lymnaeid Snail Fasciola Hepatica Computer Image Analysis System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Santiago Mas-Coma
    • 1
  • Marìa Dolores Bargues
    • 1
  • Marìa Adela Valero
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Parasitology, Faculty of PharmacyUniversity of ValenciaValenciaSpain

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