Epidemiology of Opisthorchis viverrini

Sithithaworn, P. and Haswell-Elkins, M. (2003) Epidemiology of Opisthorchis viverrini. Acta Tropica, 88 3: 187-194. doi:10.1016/j.actatropica.2003.02.001

Author Sithithaworn, P.
Haswell-Elkins, M.
Title Epidemiology of Opisthorchis viverrini
Journal name Acta Tropica   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0001-706X
Publication date 2003-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.actatropica.2003.02.001
Volume 88
Issue 3
Start page 187
End page 194
Total pages 8
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subject C1
321202 Epidemiology
730212 Disease distribution and transmission
1103 Clinical Sciences
Abstract Opisthorchis viverrini is a food home trematode, important because of the sheer numbers of people infected and its serious morbidities such as hepatobiliary diseases and cholangiocarcinoma (CHCA). Although infections are identified throughout Southeast Asia, the epi-center is northeast Thailand, where high prevalence coexists with a high incidence of CHCA. In this review, we present the basic population features and the factors influencing transmission between the different hosts. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keyword Parasitology
Tropical Medicine
Opisthorchis Viverrini
Liver Fluke
Food Borne Trematodes
Population Biology
Northeast Thailand
Praziquantel Treatment
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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