Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
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Schistosoma japonicum

  • Zhongdao WuEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2824

Synonyms

Blood flukes

Classification

Eukaryota, Opisthokonta, Metazoa, Eumetazoa, Bilateria, Platyhelminthes, Trematoda, Digenea, Strigeidida, Schistosomatoidea, Schistosomatidae, and Schistosoma

History

The earliest recorded account of schistosomiasis japonica is that of Fujii (1847) who described the disease in the Katayama district of Japan (Tanaka and Tsuji 1997). Later Baelz (1883), a sometime professor in the Imperial University at Tokyo, who described the endemic area of Okayama, pictured the conditions under which the people lived in this region and presented his information on certain villages which he had surveyed in the endemic area. The first actual relation of the causative agent, the Oriental blood fluke, to the infection was secured by Katsurada(1904) [1], although Yamagiwa (1890) [1], Kurimoto (1893), Fujinami (1904), and others had previously found eggs of an unknown parasite in various organs (particularly the liver) of individuals who had died in infected areas and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Parasitology, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Key Laboratory for Tropical Diseases Control, The Ministry of EducationSun Yat-sen University GuangzhouGuangzhouChina