Medical Dictionary: Bilharziasis


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Bilharziasis: Another name for Schistosomiasis.
Bilharziasis (condition): Parasitic fluke infection in developing countries

Bilharziasis: Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia (bill-HAR-zi-a), is a disease caused by parasitic worms. Infection with Schistosoma mansoni, S. haematobium, and S. japonicum causes illness in humans. Although schistosomiasis is not found in the United States, 200 million people are infected worldwide. 1

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