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Intestinal schistosomiasis, importation of a neglected tropical disease in Romania. Case report of a traveler to endemic regions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19174302     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Schistosomiasis is the second most common parasitic disease after malaria. Imported cases of schistosomiasis are reported in nonendemic regions due to an increased number of travelers to affected geographical areas. The present case report aimed to emphasize the importance of a correct history of a patient, including information regarding travel history and its consequences, and to overview the evolution of a tropical disease diagnosed rarely in Romania. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of a single case of imported schistosomiasis diagnosed in Timisoara, Romania. RESULT: A 25-year old male patient had traveled and worked abroad for a long period of time in tropical areas in Asia and South America (Brazil). The clinical pattern at admission to hospital included fever and diarrhea with multiple liquid stools with mucus. Physical examination was normal. Routine laboratory tests revealed an increased number of leucocytes. CONCLUSIONS: Final diagnosis was established with difficulty in this case. Failure to associate a febrile prolonged syndrome or chronic diarrhea with a history of travel can cause a delayed diagnosis.
Raul Neghina; Adriana-Maria Neghina; Carmen Merkler; Iosif Marincu; Roxana Moldovan; Ioan Iacobiciu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-11-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Travel medicine and infectious disease     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1477-8939     ISO Abbreviation:  Travel Med Infect Dis     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-28     Completed Date:  2009-04-15     Revised Date:  2009-10-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101230758     Medline TA:  Travel Med Infect Dis     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  49-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Parasitology, Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 2nd Eftimie Murgu Square, 300041 Timisoara, Romania.
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MeSH Terms
Anthelmintics / therapeutic use*
Diagnosis, Differential
Feces / parasitology
Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  epidemiology
Parasite Egg Count / veterinary
Praziquantel / therapeutic use*
Retrospective Studies
Romania / epidemiology
Schistosomiasis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  epidemiology
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anthelmintics; 55268-74-1/Praziquantel

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