Schistosomiasis. Pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment.

  title={Schistosomiasis. Pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment.},
  author={David E. Elliott},
  journal={Gastroenterology clinics of North America},
  volume={25 3},
Globally, schistosomes infect 1 in 30 people. Tourists travel to endemic areas, whereas students, workers, and expatriates travel to nonendemic areas. Physicians around the world need to remain aware of this common parasitic infection. Pathology results from parasite eggs that lodge in the intestines and liver. Intestinal schistosomiasis is most often asymptomatic and presents with occult gastrointestinal bleeding. Hepatosplenic schistosomiasis develops insidiously because of cumulative… CONTINUE READING


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