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Cutaneous schistosomiasis: report of a case and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10727319     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cutaneous disease is a previously reported but unusual presentation for schistosomiasis. We report a case of Schistosoma haematobium infection that appeared 3 years after exposure, with skin lesions as the sole manifestation. The diagnosis was made on the basis of a routine skin biopsy and the patient did well after therapy with praziquantel. Dermatologists should be aware of this presentation of schistosomiasis when evaluating patients with unusual skin lesions who have traveled in areas where schistosomiasis is endemic.
L Davis-Reed; J H Theis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0190-9622     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2000 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-05-02     Completed Date:  2000-05-02     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907132     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Dermatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  678-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Schistosoma haematobium*
Schistosomiasis haematobia
Skin / pathology
Skin Diseases, Parasitic* / diagnosis,  epidemiology

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