Current concepts - Schistosomiasis

Ross, Allen G. P., Bartley, Paul B., Sleigh, Adrian C., Olds, G.Richard, Li, Yuesheng, Williams, Gail M. and McManus, Donald P. (2002) Current concepts - Schistosomiasis. New England Journal of Medicine, 346 16: 1212-1220. doi:10.1056/NEJMra012396

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Author Ross, Allen G. P.
Bartley, Paul B.
Sleigh, Adrian C.
Olds, G.Richard
Li, Yuesheng
Williams, Gail M.
McManus, Donald P.
Title Current concepts - Schistosomiasis
Journal name New England Journal of Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1533-4406
0028-4793
Publication date 2002-04-18
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1056/NEJMra012396
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 346
Issue 16
Start page 1212
End page 1220
Total pages 9
Editor J.M. Drazen
Place of publication Boston, MA
Publisher Massachusetts Medical Society
Language eng
Subject C1
1117 Public Health and Health Services
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Abstract In 1851, Theodor Bilharz described a parasitic infection (bilharzia) that would later be termed schistosomiasis. Currently, 200 million people in 74 countries have this disease; 120 million of them have symptoms, and 20 million have severe illness.1 Schistosomiasis is caused by parasitic trematode worms (schistosomes) that reside in the abdominal veins of their vertebrate definitive hosts. The life cycle of the schistosome is depicted in Figure 1. Schistosomiasis is 1 of the 10 tropical diseases especially targeted for control by the Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases of the United Nations Development Program, the World Bank, . . . [Full Text of this Article]
Keyword Medicine, General & Internal
Dongting Lake Region
Japonicum Infection
Hepatic-fibrosis
Nutritional-status
Mansoni Infection
Oral Artemether
Western Kenya
Praziquantel
China
Haematobium
Q-Index Code C1
Additional Notes This document is a journal review.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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