publication . Thesis . Other literature type . 2009

Epidemiology and morbidity of food-borne trematodiasis in Lao People's Democratic Republic with particular consideration to opisthorchiasis

Sayasone, Somphou;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
Food-borne trematodes, parasitizing the liver, lung and intestinal tract of humans, are an emerging public health problem in countries of tropical regions. Today, an estimated 40 million people are infected worldwide. More than half of those occur in Asia, particularly in Southeast Asian countries. Infection with food-borne trematode is associated with divers and severe morbidity, i.e. a long-lasting infection with Opisthorchis viverrini gives rise to liver fibrosis, cholecystitis and cholangitis and may induce a malignant cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). In Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), particularly in the rural settings the habit of consumption of under...
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Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseases
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