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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 293-295

Acute pulmonary schistosomiasis


1 Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Division, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Medicine, Pulmonology Division, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Pathology, Anatomical Pathology Division, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Division, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
H H Al-Jahdali
Department of Medicine, Pulmonology Division, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-777X.83539

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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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