• mansoni
  • Pathology of S. mansoni and S. japonicum schistosomiasis includes: Katayama fever, hepatic perisinusoidal egg granulomas, Symmers' pipe stem periportal fibrosis, portal hypertension, and occasional embolic egg granulomas in brain or spinal cord. (cdc.gov)
  • An analysis of 1,100 consecutive autopsies performed in four and one-half years disclosed 54 patients with Schistosomiasis mansoni of the liver and portal hypertension. (annals.org)
  • diseases
  • If your GP suspects schistosomiasis, they may refer you to an expert in tropical diseases. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthes are among seventeen WHO prioritized neglected tropical diseases that infect humans. (rti.org)
  • The Ministry of Health has made a huge effort to establish neglected tropical diseases, including schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthes program in the health system which helped to map majority of the woredas and initiate nationwide intervention. (rti.org)
  • Support for current research efforts to develop hookworm vaccines has come from the Schistosomiasis Vaccine Initiative, a program of the Sabin Vaccine Institute in collaboration with George Washington University, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, the Chinese Institute of Parasitic Diseases, the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Soil-transmitted helminthiasis and schistosomiasis are the most important helminthiases, and are among the neglected tropical diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • bilharziasis
  • Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharziasis, or snail fever, is a primarily tropical parasitic disease caused by the larvae of one or more of five types of flatworms or blood flukes known as schistosomes. (faqs.org)
  • The first symptom of starting schistosomiasis (which is also known as "bilharziasis") is a cutaneous condition characterized by mild itching and a papular dermatitis of the feet and other parts after swimming in polluted streams containing cercariae. (wikipedia.org)
  • hepatic
  • A clinical form of schistosomiasis that, rather than occurring at the usual site of parasitism, as in the mesenteric vein or hepatic portals, occurs at various unusual sites, such as the skin, brain, or spinal cord. (dictionary.com)
  • In the early stage of hepatic schistosomiasis, dyspepsia, flatulence, and pain are present in the left hypochondrium due to spleen enlargement. (medscape.com)
  • Fibrosis
  • The aim of this study was to characterize the subsets of monocytes in individuals with different degrees of periportal fibrosis secondary to schistosomiasis. (hindawi.com)
  • schistosomes
  • Thus, it was as low as 10-30% by faecal examination (again low if egg detection method is employed and high if hatching method is followed ) with as high as 80-95% by examining mesentery of the animals, for alive schistosomes, during post mortem (Agrawal MC 2012.Schistosomes and schistosomiasis in South Asia. (wikipedia.org)
  • prevalent
  • Schistosomiasis is prevalent in tropical and subtropical areas, especially in poor communities without access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. (who.int)
  • Parasite
  • Transmission occurs when people suffering from schistosomiasis contaminate freshwater sources with their excreta containing parasite eggs, which hatch in water. (who.int)
  • cause
  • It is difficult to know how many individuals die of schistosomiasis each yearbecause death certificates and patient records seldom identify schistosomiasis as the primary cause of death. (faqs.org)
  • The parasites that cause schistosomiasis live in certain types of freshwater snails. (uptodate.com)
  • Cardiopulmonary schistosomiasis may cause larval pneumonitis with a cough, mild wheezing, and a low-grade fever, while in schistosomal cor pulmonale, easy fatigability, palpitations, dyspnea on exertion, and hemoptysis are present. (medscape.com)
  • genital
  • In women, urogenital schistosomiasis may present with genital lesions, vaginal bleeding, pain during sexual intercourse, and nodules in the vulva. (who.int)
  • known
  • You can check whether the area you're visiting is known to have a problem with schistosomiasis using Travel Health Pro's country information section . (www.nhs.uk)