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Schistosomiasis, intestinal
Clinical Findings
  • Signs and symptoms during acute schistosomiasis (Katayama fever) which manifests only in hyper-responsive patients are: fever, chills, dry cough, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, high blood eosinophilia
  • In chronic infections one might detect abdominal pain, blood in stools, portal hypertension
  • Severe complications in a small proportion of cases are hepatosplenomegaly, portal-systemic collateral circulation (eggs bypass the liver and damage the lungs or the heart), colonic polyposis
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