Schistosomiasis meaning

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Any of various chiefly tropical diseases caused by infestation with schistosomes and usually acquired through contact with contaminated water, characterized by gradual destruction of the tissues of the kidneys, liver, and other organs.
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A chronic, usually tropical, disease, caused by schistosomes and characterized in humans by disorders of the liver, urinary bladder, lungs, or central nervous system.
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Any of various chiefly tropical diseases caused by infestation with schistosomes and usually acquired through contact with contaminated water, characterized by gradual destruction of the tissues of the kidneys, liver, and other organs.
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Any of a group of diseases caused by flatworm parasites of the genus Schistosoma that infest the blood of humans and other mammals, characterized by severe diarrhea and damage to vital organs, including the intestine and bladder. Schistosomiasis is seen in rural areas of Africa, Latin America, and Asia, and it is transmitted through contact with contaminated water.
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(medicine) Any of various diseases of humans caused by parasitic blood flukes of the genus Schistosoma.
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