Fasciolopsis buski is a Trematode that causes the disease fasciolopsiasis.
Disease / Pathology
Location in the Host
Fasciolopsis buski is located on the wall of the small intestine
Fasciolopsis buski is found in Thailand, India, China and Taiwan, Indonesia and Asia.
Fasciolopsis buski reservoir are swine. Places where swine farming occur will have higher incidences of Fasciolopsis buski infections.
Morphology & Diagnosis
Fasciolopsis buski eggs are very similar to the eggs of Fasciola hepatica and are indistinguishable. They are large eggs having a length of 130-150u and width of 63-90u. The operculum is small and indistinct and can be made to “pop” open by gently tapping on a Lugol’s iodine prep containing the eggs.