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CT of chest showing peripheral nodular and patchy infiltrates in both lung fields
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Figure 1: CT of chest showing peripheral nodular and patchy infiltrates in both lung fields

Mentions: His chest X-ray showed ill-defined infiltrate. Thus, a chest computed tomography (CT) was requested and revealed peripheral nodular and patchy infiltrates in both lung fields [Figure 1]. There was evidence of splenomegaly in the lower cuts of the scan.

Acute Pulmonary Schistosomiasis

Baharoon S, Al-Jahdali H, Bamefleh H, Elkeir A, Yamani N - J Glob Infect Dis (2011)

Bottom Line: Acute pulmonary schistosomiasis affects non-immune individuals returning from endemic areas.Pathogenesis is not well understood.We report a case of acute pulmonary schistosomiasis in which lung biopsy was done 10 weeks after exposure and it identified the presence of schistosomal ovum surrounded by granuloma.

Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Division, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

ABSTRACT
Acute pulmonary schistosomiasis affects non-immune individuals returning from endemic areas. Pathogenesis is not well understood. We report a case of acute pulmonary schistosomiasis in which lung biopsy was done 10 weeks after exposure and it identified the presence of schistosomal ovum surrounded by granuloma.

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