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[Echographic study of the morbidity due to urinary bilharziasis in a hyperendemic village in Niger].

Authors
  • Lamothe, F1
  • Develoux, M
  • Devidas, A
  • Mouchet, F
  • Sellin, B
  • 1 Service de Radiologie, Faculté des Sciences de la Santé, Niamey, Niger.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Bulletin de la Societe de pathologie exotique et de ses filiales
Publication Date
1989
Volume
82
Issue
5
Pages
678–684
Identifiers
PMID: 2517410
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Three hundred and seven patients, 130 children and 207 adults, from a hyperendemic village, underwent an ultrasonography of bladder and kidneys. Prevalence of bladder lesions is 79.3% in children and 61.9% in adults, prevalence of hydronephrosis is 36.1% in children and 9.7% in adults. These study confirms the importance of urologic lesions from schistosomiasis in the irrigation schemes of the Niger river. There is no relationship between frequency and importance of lesions and urinary egg count.

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