Acute schistosomiasis: clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic features

  title={Acute schistosomiasis: clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic features},
  author={Jos{\'e} Roberto Lambertucci},
  journal={Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo},
  volume={35 5},
Three distinct syndromes caused by schistosomiasis have been described: cercarial dermatitis or swimmer's itch, acute schistosomiasis or Katayama fever, and chronic schistosomiasis. Complications of acute schistosomiasis have also been reported. The absence of a serological marker for the acute stage has hindered early diagnosis and treatment. Recently, an ELISA test using KLH (keyhole limpet haemocyanin) as antigen, has proved useful in differentiating acute from chronic schistosomiasis… CONTINUE READING


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