ZOO4232 - Review Article - Schistosomiasis A Case Series With Review of Literatire

ZOO4232 - Review Article - Schistosomiasis A Case Series With Review of Literatire

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The Internet Journal of Infectious Diseases 2009: Volume 7 Number 1 Schistosomiasis: A Case Series, With Review of  Literature Kiran Alam MD  Lecturer Department of Pathology JN Medical College, AMU  Aligarh India  Veena Maheshwari MD  Professor Department of Pathology JN Medical College, AMU  Aligarh India  Anshu Jain MD  Senior Resident Department of Pathology JN Medical College, AMU  Aligarh India  Farhan Asif Siddiqui MD  Senior Resident Department of Pathology JN Medical College, AMU  Aligarh India  Mohd Ershadul Haq  Histopathologist Department of Histopathology King Faisal Hospital  Taif Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  Smriti Prasad MD  Department of Pathology JN Medical College, AMU  Aligarh India  Azra S. Hasan MD  Senior resident Department of Pathology Safdarjung Hospital  New Delhi India  Citation: Case Series, With Review Of Literature. .  The Internet Journal of Infectious Diseases.  2009 Volume 7 Number 1 Abstract Background and Objective:  Schistosomiasis is one of the most prevalent parasitic infections in the world, and  continues to be a global public health concern in the developing world. The main objective of the article is to study  the various clinicopathological features of Chronic schistosomiasis in different anatomical sites; also emphasizing  on the need to suspect this parasitic disease even in non-endemic or low-endemicity areas.  Material and methods:  Ours was a prospective study, conducted at King Faisal Hospital (Taif, Kingdom of Saudi  Arabia) from year 2001 to 2005. The study included 32 cases of schistosomiasis involving various organs.  Results: 32 cases of schistosomiasis affecting various organs were reported. Appendix was the most common  organ involved with 16 cases, while ureteric involvement was seen only in 1 case. Urinary bladder involvement was  seen in 5 cases while 4 cases affected intestinal tract. Liver, gall bladder and prostate involvement was seen in 2  cases each. All cases were completely cured on treatment with Praziquantel except 2 cases of urinary bladder 
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which developed squamous cell carcinoma.  Conclusion:  Early diagnosis and treatment of the infection results in complete cure without any complication, and  therefore high level of suspicion is required in persons visiting or residing in highly endemic areas. Introduction
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