Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

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

Acute pulmonary schistosomiasis


SA Baharoon1, HH Al-Jahdali2, HS Bamefleh3, AM Elkeir1, NM Yamani4 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Baharoon S A, Al-Jahdali H H, Bamefleh H S, Elkeir A M, Yamani N M. Acute pulmonary schistosomiasis.J Global Infect Dis 2011;3:293-295


How to cite this URL:
Baharoon S A, Al-Jahdali H H, Bamefleh H S, Elkeir A M, Yamani N M. Acute pulmonary schistosomiasis. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Sep 20 ];3:293-295
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