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World J Exp Med. Feb 20, 2017; 7(1): 40-41
Published online Feb 20, 2017. doi: 10.5493/wjem.v7.i1.40
Comments on eurytrematosis in Brazil and the possibility of human infection
Claiton I Schwertz, Luan C Henker, Ricardo E Mendes
Claiton I Schwertz, Luan C Henker, Ricardo E Mendes, Laboratório de Patologia Veterinária, Instituto Federal Catarinense, Concórdia, Santa Catarina 89703-720, Brazil
Author contributions: Schwertz CI and Mendes RE wrote and revised this letter; Henker LC revised this letter.
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Correspondence to: Ricardo E Mendes, PhD, Laboratório de Patologia Veterinária, Instituto Federal Catarinense, Campus Concórdia. SC 283, Km 8, Concórdia, Santa Catarina 89703-720, Brazil. ricardo.mendes@ifc-concordia.edu.br
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Received: July 7, 2016
Peer-review started: July 14, 2016
First decision: September 12, 2016
Revised: September 16, 2016
Accepted: November 16, 2016
Article in press: November 17, 2016
Published online: February 20, 2017
Core Tip

Core tip: The possibility of human infection by flukes of the genus Eurytrema in Brazil is reviewed. Based on the life cycle of the parasite and the high prevalence of infection in cattle, the possibility is suggested, although only an investigation with coprological or parasitological tests could give some reliable information.