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Opisthorchis viverrini

Opisthorchis viverrini
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Platyhelminthes
Class: Trematoda
Subclass: Digenea
Order: Opisthorchiata
Family: Opisthorchiidae
Genus: Opisthorchis
Species: O. viverrini
Binomial name
Opisthorchis viverrini

Opisthorchis viverrini is a trematode parasite that attacks the area of the bile duct. Opisthorchis viverrini infection predisposes for cholangiocarcinoma, a cancer of the gall bladder and/or its ducts.

Sex: Hermaphrodite

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