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Pulmonary schistosomiasis.
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PMID:  9331538     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Schistosomiasis is a very important infectious disease, and pulmonary involvement is not very rare. There may be two forms of pulmonary involvement, acute and chronic. The acute form usually occurs about 6 weeks after the infection (Katayama syndrome) and seems to be due to an allergic manifestation to the presence of Schistosoma spp. worm or eggs. The chronic form is more commonly seen in endemic areas and may cause pulmonary hypertension and cor pulmonale, pulmonary granulomatous schistosomiasis, and pulmonary arteriovenous fistulas. Recurrence of pulmonary infiltrations may appear after treatment. The globalization of the world with international travel makes it necessary for clinicians around the world to be aware of some "old" diseases from endemic areas of the globe.
E P Bethlem; G de P Schettino; C R Carvalho
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in pulmonary medicine     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1070-5287     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Pulm Med     Publication Date:  1997 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-11-20     Completed Date:  1997-11-20     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503765     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Pulm Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  361-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
CEDOT-Centro Especializado en Doenças do Tórax, Săo Paulo, SP, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Chronic Disease
Lung Diseases, Parasitic / drug therapy,  epidemiology,  parasitology*
Schistosomiasis mansoni* / drug therapy,  epidemiology

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