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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.

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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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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)

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.

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.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

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.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus