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Glossary for Fascioliasis

  • Abdominal Pain: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of pain that is located in the abdomen
  • Alveolar Hydatid Disease: Rare multi-organ tapeworm infection caught from animals.
  • Alveolar echinococcosis: A rare parasitic infection caused by the larva of a miniscule tapeworm called Echinococcus multilocularis. Transmission occurs through contact with foxes, coyotes, dogs and cats. The condition results in the development of parasitic tumors in the liver (sometimes other organs such as brain and lungs) but it generally causes no symptom for 5 to 15 years after infection.
  • Ascariasis: Large intestinal roundworm from 6 to 13 inches.
  • Biliary cirrhosis: Biliary cirrhosis is a condition where the bile ducts are unable to transport bile effectively due to blockage, inflammation, scarring or some other damage to the bile ducts. The condition may result from such things as congenital defect of the bile ducts (e.g. biliary atresia), cystic fibrosis, gallstones or a variety of other secondary conditions. The cause of primary biliary cirrhosis is not fully understood.
  • Biliary colic: Colicky pain as a result of gallstones blocking the gallbladder.
  • Biliary disorder: Any condition affecting the bile ducts
  • Cirrhosis of liver: Chronic liver disease wherein normal liver parenchyma is replaced by fibrous tissue.
  • Clonorchiasis: Infection with the Chinese liver fluke called Clonchorchis sinensis. Infection usually results from ingesting contaminated fish and crayfish. The infection primarily affects the liver as the flukes tend to occupy the biliary ducts of the liver. Recurring infections can cause more severe symptoms. Infection with this fluke is endemic in Asia but can occur occasionally in countries such as the US though the source of contamination is food from Asia.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Cough: The noise produced from the sudden expulsion of air from the lungs
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Food-related conditions: Medical conditions related to food ingestion.
  • Gall bladder conditions: Any condition that affects the gallbladder
  • Hepatocellular jaundice: A condition which is characterized by jaundice due to injury or damage to the hepatocellular cells of the liver
  • Indigestion: Various eating symptoms of indigestion (dyspepsia)
  • Jaundice: Bile or liver problem causing yellowness.
  • Liver conditions: Any condition that affects the liver
  • Liver damage: Any damage that occurs to the function or structure of the liver
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • Opisthorchiasis: Infection with a type of fluke (Southeast Asian liver fluke or cat liver fluke). Infection usually occurs by consuming infected undercooked fish. Acute infection may cause fever, joint pain, rash, eosinophilia and lymphadenopathy where as chronic infections may cause enlarged liver, malnutrition. Mild cases can cause constipation, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Occasionally, the infection may be asymptomatic and in the other extreme, severe cases may result in complications such as cholangiocarcinoma.
  • Parasitic Conditions: A condition that is characterised by another organism living off another organism
  • Poor appetite: Loss or reduction in appetite for food
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic cholestatic liver disease of unknown etiology that is recognized increasingly in children.
  • Schistosomiasis: Parasitic fluke infection in developing countries
  • Toxocariasis: A parasitic roundworm (Toxocara canis or Toxocara cati) infection that normally occurs in cats and dogs but can be transmitted to humans by ingesting the larvae or eggs. The infection may be asymptomatic or severe and symptoms depend on where the larvae travel to when they migrate through the body.
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.
  • Zoonotic Diseases: When a condition is transmitted through a zoonotic organisms


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