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Haematobium schistosomiasis presenting in the Netherlands as a skin disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7978075     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A rare case is reported of extragenital skin schistosomiasis as the presenting symptom in a 24-year-old Dutch student, who had swum some months earlier in Lake Malawi in Mozambique. Grouped papules dorsolateral on the lower thorax were shown by biopsy to be due to infection by Schistosoma haematobium. The eggs were viable and surrounded by necrosis and partly purulent, partly granulomatous dermatitis that also affected hair follicles. The second biopsy, taken 2.5 months after treatment with praziquantel, still showed viable eggs and necrosis but no more microabscesses. In the third biopsy 5 weeks after a second praziquantel treatment, no eggs were found, but a partly granulomatous abscess forming inflammation affecting a hair follicle was still present.
F Eulderink; B Gryseels; W J van Kampen; J de Regt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American Journal of dermatopathology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0193-1091     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Dermatopathol     Publication Date:  1994 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-12-29     Completed Date:  1994-12-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7911005     Medline TA:  Am J Dermatopathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  434-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Reinier de Graaf Hospital, Delft, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / pathology
Dermatitis / diagnosis*,  parasitology*,  pathology
Folliculitis / diagnosis*,  parasitology*,  pathology
Follow-Up Studies
Ovum / pathology
Schistosomiasis haematobia / diagnosis*,  pathology

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