Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Infestation with parasitic flukes of the family Fasciolidae, especially infestation of the liver and bile ducts with the liver fluke.

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  • n. infestation with liver flukes (of genus Fasciola)

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  • n. infestation with the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica; liver damage sometimes occurs; related to liver rot

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin Fasciola, genus name (from Latin fasciola, diminutive of fascia, band) + -iasis.

Examples

  • Triclabendazole, a benzimidazole compound, has recently been registered in Egypt for the treatment of human fascioliasis.

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  • The trials on the use of triclabendazole in treating fascioliasis were carried out in Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, Iran and Peru.

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  • In 1990, the World Health Organization's (WHO) Division of Control of Tropical Diseases (CTD) and the pharmaceutical company Ciba-Geigy concluded a Memorandum of Understanding to conduct additional clinical trials of triclabendazole in the treatment of fascioliasis and paragonimiasis.

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  • It is envisioned that in those areas where there is significant morbidity due to fascioliasis and intense transmission is taking place, such as the Andean plateau, Egypt, northern Iran and Cuba, programmes will be undertaken in the near future with chemotherapy as a major operational component.

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  • The process of registering triclabendazole for human use in countries where fascioliasis is endemic has been initiated by the manufacturer.

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  • The clinical studies were carried out on 245 patients with fascioliasis in 6 trials, and on 261 people with paragonimiasis in 3 trials.

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  • Different doses of triclabendazole were studied during these trials and it was concluded that the most efficient dosage for fascioliasis was

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  • Triclabendazole has been used in veterinary practice for fascioliasis since 1983.

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  • Aquatic plants associated with the fascioliasis infection are watercress and water caltrop.

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  • Treatment: Until recently, the treatment of fascioliasis has been less than optimal.

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