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Schistosomiasis, urinary
Clinical Findings
  • Signs and symptoms of acute schistosomiasis (Katayama fever) are rather rare for S. haematobium infections
  • In chronic infections (correlated with the worm load), damage is mainly seen in the bladder and the ureter. Signs and symptoms are urethral pain, dysuria, terminal haematuria, proteinuria
  • Severe complications in a small proportion of cases manifest as hepatosplenomegaly or portal-systemic collateral circulation (eggs bypass the liver and damage the lungs or the heart)