Foci of Schistosoma mansoni in Assiut province in middle Egypt.

  title={Foci of Schistosoma mansoni in Assiut province in middle Egypt.},
  author={Ahmed Mohamed Medhat and Mahmoud Abdel-Aty and Mohamed A Nafeh and H. M. Hammam and A Abdel-Samia and G. Thomas Strickland},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  volume={87 4},
Following detection of Schistosoma mansoni in a 12 years old boy who had both schistosomal polyposis and periportal fibrosis with hepatosplenomegaly, epidemiological studies to confirm local transmission were performed in his and 30 other villages in Assiut Governorate, Egypt. The index case's brother and 6 of 380 inhabitants of his village who provided stool specimens were infected with S. mansoni and a farmer with dysentery and hepatosplenomegaly had a positive rectal snip biopsy. All had… CONTINUE READING