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Schistosomiasis is a known risk after exposure to freshwater in tropical parts of the world. In March 2014, 28 off-duty U.S. service members went on a water adventure in the Nile River in Jinja, Uganda. In April 2014, 10 of the 28 service members returned for a second water adventure. Twelve weeks...

Author(s)
Maluil, S.; Stevens, R. A.
Publisher
Association of Military Surgeons of the US, Bethesda, USA
Citation
Military Medicine, 2016, 181, 11, pp e1495-e1498
Abstract

BACKGROUND: Schistosomiasis remains a major threat to women's health in many resource-poor countries and is being seen with increasing frequency in developed countries among immigrants and tourists who have a history of freshwater exposure in endemic areas. CASE: A 28-year-old asymptomatic African...

Author(s)
Chen Wei; Flynn, E. A.; Shreefter, M. J.; Blagg, N. A.
Publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Obstetrics & Gynecology (New York), 2012, 119, Suppl. 1 2 part 2, pp 472-475
Abstract

Schistosomiasis is the second most common socio-economically devastating parasitic disease after malaria, affecting about 240 million residents of developing countries. In Africa, it predominantly manifests as urogenital disease, and the main infective agent is Schistosoma hematobium. Endemicity is ...

Author(s)
Bamgbola, O. F.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Pediatric Nephrology, 2014, 29, 11, pp 2113-2120
Abstract

History and admission findings: A 65-year-old woman was admitted to hospital with abdominal discomfort of several years duration [Germany]. Travel history revealed two 4-week stays in Mwanza/Tanzania 15 and 17 years earlier. Investigations: Laboratory tests showed eosinophilia and an increase of...

Author(s)
Köppen, S.; Kellner, U.; Huchzermeyer, H.
Publisher
Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart, Germany
Citation
Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift, 2005, 130, 18, pp 1139-1142
Abstract

Infection with Schistosoma species is acquired by exposure to fresh water that harbours cercariae released by infected snails. Although the route of infection is clear, clinical presentation of the established infection in the nonimmune tourist typically differs from that in the local population of ...

Author(s)
Corachan, M.
Publisher
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA
Citation
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2002, 35, 4, pp 446-450
Abstract

A 20-year-old Nigerian male presented with a four-month history of mild to moderate pain in the left flank with an associated increased frequency in urination, occasional dysuria and infrequent haematuria [Pakistan; date not given]. Cystoscopy revealed polypoidal lesions. Biopsy from the lesions...

Author(s)
Khalid, S. E.; Mahmood, S. M.
Publisher
Pakistan Medical Association, Karachi, Pakistan
Citation
JPMA, Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 2001, 51, 9, pp 325-327
Abstract

Gnathostomiasis is a systemic infection caused by migrating nematode larvae of the genus Gnathostoma. It is a zoonosis involving a wide variety of animals as intermediate and definitive hosts, and consumption of raw fish is the main risk factor. The condition is most commonly seen in southeastern...

Author(s)
Hale, D. C.; Blumberg, L.; Frean, J.
Publisher
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Northbrook, USA
Citation
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2003, 68, 6, pp 707-709
Abstract

The case is reported of a 48-year-old man and his 15-year-old son who presented with fever, asthenia, headaches, vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pain after spending a month in southern Africa. They had been correctly vaccinated and had taken correct malaria prophylaxis, but had swum in Lake...

Author(s)
Nicolas, X.; Granier, H.; Laborde, J. P.; Martin, J.; Klotz, F.
Citation
Médecine Tropicale, 1998, 58, 4, pp 414-415

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