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Francisco López Alcutén

Servicio de Bioquímica Clínica, Hospital Clínico Universitario Lozano Blesa, Zaragoza

Thursday, 28 April 2016

NEW DIAGNOSTIC METHODS IN SCHISTOSOMIASIS

Written by Miguel Ansón Manso | Francisco López Alcutén | María Jesús Andrés Otero, Posted in Volumen 2

NUEVOS MÉTODOS DIAGNÓSTICOS EN ESQUISTOSOMIASIS
Male patient, 23 years old and black, from Af-rica who come to the emergency referral from your primary care physician with hematuria subacute / chronic evolution and lumbar pain. In the analytical highlights eosinophilia (11.7%) and the presence in urine sediment Schistosoma eggs Haematobium is confirmed.

Schistosomiasis is used to group all clinical manifestations caused by different species of the genus Schistosoma, which in its adult stage parasites mainly the portal venous system of man. S. haematobium is trematode blood bladder and produces the bladder or urinary schistosomiasis with hematuria; it can also affect the digestive system, the liver or the lungs of the definitive host.