Endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF) in a Ugandan child with advanced hepatosplenic schistosomiasis: coincidence or connection?

Abstract

An association between late-stage hepatosplenic schistosomiasis and endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF) has been suggested but not proven. We present the case of a 12-year-old Ugandan boy with striking comorbidities, including advanced periportal fibrosis caused by Schistosoma mansoni infection and right ventricular EMF, and discuss the possible correlation between both diseases.

DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0156

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@article{Bustinduy2014EndomyocardialF, title={Endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF) in a Ugandan child with advanced hepatosplenic schistosomiasis: coincidence or connection?}, author={Amaya L Bustinduy and Kenneth Luzinda and Simon Mpoya and Philip K Gothard and Neil R.H. Stone and Stephen G. Wright and J Russell Stothard}, journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene}, year={2014}, volume={91 4}, pages={798-800} }