Opisthorchis felineus

 

This is parasite of man, and also of dog, fox, cat and pig. It inhabits the biliary system and pancreatic ducts of these animals. In the human it is a found in the far east and also in India right on to Japan.

Its eggs resemble those of O sinensis and it measures about 30 by 11 microns. It causes diarrhea, edema, jaundice, hepatomegaly, anorexia and toxemia. It is diagnosed by the inavailability of eggs in the feces.

 


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Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Superphylum Protosotomia
Phylum Ecdysozoa
SubPhylum Platyhelminthes
Class Trematoda
Subclass Digenea
Superorder Epitheliocystidia
Order Plagiorchiata
  Superfamily Opisthorchioidea
  Family Opisthorchiidae
  Genus Opisthorchis
  Species O felineus
                           

 

 

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