Acute Schistosomiasis in Schistosoma haematobium Infection

  • P. C. Stuiver


As an imported disease acute schistosomiasis (Katayama fever) is typically a condition of the uninformed, inexperienced traveller [1] or the more adventurous type taking part in certain expeditions [2]. With the enormous increase of people travelling to the tropics it was to be expected that the number of patients with acute schistosomiasis would rise accordingly [1]. Since the first experience with this syndrome in our hospital in 1982, twenty patients have been recognized, all them infected with Schistosoma mansoni. It has been stated that this syndrome is seldomly [3–5) if ever [2, 6, 7] seen in primary infection with the species S. haematobium. However, recently we have observed six patients with severe acute schistosomiasis caused by S. haematobium.


Schistosoma Mansoni Water Weed Schistosoma Haematobium Helminthic Infection Schistosoma Species 
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