DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for urinary bladder cancer

Urinary bladder cancer [DOID:11054]

A parasitic ectoparasitic infectious disease that involves parasitic infestation by members of the subclass Hirudinea. The leeches remain attached to their hosts and feed on blood until they become full, at which point they fall off to digest. While feeding, they release an anesthetic and use a combination of mucus and suction to stay attached and secrete an anti-clotting enzyme, hirudin, into the host's blood stream.

Synonyms:  urinary bladder cancer,  DOID:11054,  bladder cancer,  tumor of the bladder

Linkouts:  OMIM