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Pulmonary manifestations in the initial phase of schistosomiasis mansoni.
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PMID:  8599059     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The clinical and radiological pulmonary manifestations in the initial phase of schistosomiasis mansoni were studied in thirty previously healthy individuals who were simultaneously infected. The findings were compared with those concerning a control group and related to possible pathogenetic factors. The respiratory manifestations were of light or of moderate intensity, the dry cough being the most common symptom. The significant radiological alterations were: thickening of bronchial walls and beaded micronodulation, predominantly localized in the lower pulmonary fields. It was observed significant association between wheezing and IgE levels, estimated by the area of immediate intradermal reaction, as well as between the number of blood eosinophils and the occurrence of radiological changes. Moreover, there was correlation between the worm burden and the presence of wheezing, thoracic pain and beaded micronodulation. Thus, the clinical and radiological pulmonary manifestations described are significant part of the initial phase of schistosomiasis mansoni and present the worm burden, eosinophilia and levels of IgE as probable pathogenetic factors.
M O Rocha; R L Rocha; E R Pedroso; D B Greco; C S Ferreira; J R Lambertucci; N Katz; R S Rocha; D F Rezende; J Neves
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0036-4665     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. Sao Paulo     Publication Date:    1995 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-04-23     Completed Date:  1996-04-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507484     Medline TA:  Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo     Country:  BRAZIL    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  311-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical School, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brasil.
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MeSH Terms
Lung Diseases, Parasitic / parasitology*,  radiography
Parasite Egg Count
Schistosomiasis mansoni / parasitology*,  radiography

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