Hepatosplenic schistosomiasis presenting as granulomatous hepatitis in an immigrant from the Philippines with pulmonary tuberculosis, tuberculous lymphadenitis, and a history of alcohol abuse.

@article{Torresi2001HepatosplenicSP,
  title={Hepatosplenic schistosomiasis presenting as granulomatous hepatitis in an immigrant from the Philippines with pulmonary tuberculosis, tuberculous lymphadenitis, and a history of alcohol abuse.},
  author={Joseph Torresi and William Sievert},
  journal={Journal of travel medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={216-8}
}
Schistosomiasis is the most common of the trematode infections, affecting more than 200 million people worldwide.1,2 Hepatosplenic schistosomiasis occurs primarily with infection due to Schistosoma mansoni and less often with Schistosoma japonicum. If left untreated patients may ultimately develop massive hepatosplenomegaly, portal hypertension, and variceal hemorrhage.1–3 The diagnosis of hepatosplenic schistosomiasis and the severity of periportal fibrosis can be made on liver biopsy… CONTINUE READING
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