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[Bilharziasis. Case report].

Authors
  • Labairu Huerta, Luis
  • Cuesto Alcalá, José Angel
  • Napal Lecumberri, Saturnino
  • Gómez Dorronsoro, Marisa
  • Pascual Piédrola, Juan Ignacio
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archivos españoles de urología
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2007
Volume
60
Issue
7
Pages
795–799
Identifiers
PMID: 17937340
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Bilharziasis or schistosomiasis is a rare parasite disease, potentially severe which can severely compromise the urinary tract. In developed countries the cases are mainly imported from sub-saharian countries and other areas of North Africa, South Africa, Asia and Middle East. The cause is a parasite, Schistosoma haematobium, from the family of trematodes, genus helmints. In the active phasee the diagnosis is facilitated by the presence of Schistosomal eggs in urine. In latent or non active phase it is necessary the performance of cystoscopy and analysis of the biological material to reach the diagnosis.

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