Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Ornithobilharzia

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2247
Genus of bird schistosomes, the larvae of which may penetrate into the skin of humans and introduce  dermatitis or  swimmers itch (Fig. 1).
Ornithobilharzia, Fig. 1

Egg shape of typical bird schistosomes

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany