Schistosoma japonicum

 

A trematode worm whose intermediate stage develops in molluscs (Biomphalaria pfeifferi) in freshwaters and infect man through the skin by boring into the body as furcocercous cercariae to reach either the intestine of the urinary bladder venous plexus where they mature.  They cause injury to intestine in the superior mesenteric vein and pass eggs to the outside which then enter the snail intermediate host to continue the cycle.

Diagnostic feature include intermediate uterus in the female, about 50-100 eggs with the eggs found in feces. Its intermediate host is Oncomelania sp

 

 

 

 


eLab/identification
Clinicopathological

 

Classification

Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Superphylum Protosotomia
Phylum Ecdysozoa
SubPhylum Platyhelminthes
Class Trematoda
Subclass Digenea
Superorder Epitheliocystidia
Order Strigeata
  Superfamily Schistosomatoidea
  Family Schistosomatidae
  Genus Schistosoma
  Species S  japonicum

 

      

 

 


Introduction

Cell biology
Histology
Embryology
Gross Anatomy
Lymphatic drainage
Organ integration
Clinical anatomy

Quiz

Dissector

Physiology

Biochemistry

Pharmacology

Chemical Pathology

Anatomical Pathology

Pharmacology

Imaging

Medicine

Surgery

Main Subject Course Links

Anatomy Anesthesia Biochemistry Chemical pathology Community Health
Dermatology ENT Gynecology Hematology Imaging
Medicine Medical microbiology Obstetrics Ophthalmology Pathology
Pediatrics Pharmacology Physiology Psychiatry    Surgery/Orthopedics
eLab eOSCE eProcedures eInvestigations eSchool
eOrgans eLocator Anatomy Museum eDissector eFractures
All diseases eClerking eTreatment eDoctor ePatient

 


Electronic School of Medicine
Creator: Oluwole Ogunranti