Penetration of Trichobilharzia cercariae into mammals: dangerous or negligible event?

@article{Hork2008PenetrationOT,
  title={Penetration of Trichobilharzia cercariae into mammals: dangerous or negligible event?},
  author={Petr Hor{\'a}k and Libor Mike{\vs} and Jitka Rudolfov{\'a} and Libu{\vs}e Kol{\'a}řov{\'a}},
  journal={Parasite},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={299-303}
}
Bird schistosomes and cases of human cercarial dermatitis occur worldwide, but the number of cases is not monitored. Experiments with two schistosomes, namely Trichobilharzia szidati and T. regenti, show that they possess potent tools to penetration bird and mammalian skin, as well as exhibit species-specific migration patterns within vertebrate bodies. Therefore, the infections may affect different organs/tissues e.g. lungs or spinal cord. In this minireview, the adaptations and pathogenic… CONTINUE READING

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