Gastrodiscoides is genus of zoonotic trematode under the class Trematoda. It has only one species , Gastrodiscoides hominis. It is a parasite of a variety of vertebrates , including humans. The first definitive specimen was described from a human subject in It is also known as the colonic fluke , particularly when infecting other animals.
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Gastrodiscoides hominis is a large fluke of pig and human and constitutes an important parasite of human in Assam, Indian, the Philippines and Southeast Asia. This parasite has not been reported in Nigeria and possibly other parts of Africa. This is a case report of a seven year old Nigerian child who presented with features of malnutrition and anaemia and was found to have Gastrodiscoides hominis and Ascaris lumbricoides.
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Gastrodiscoides Hominis Infection in a Nigerian-case Report
Gastrodiscoidiasis is an infection that is usually asymptomatic and affects the small intestine. It is caused by a trematode fluke named gastrodiscoides hominis. You can find this large flatworm mostly in small villages in a state in the Northeast corner of India called Assam. Gastroiscoides hominis is usually found in animals pigs , but when it infects humans can cause serious health problems and even mortality.