Schistosomiasis



Schistosomiasis


Joseph Misdraji, MD









Paraffin section of liver with schistosomiasis shows a markedly enlarged portal tract without septae formation. The numerous rounded nodules image are ova with granulomatous reaction.






An expanded portal tract shows chronic inflammation and several granulomas containing degenerate ova image.


TERMINOLOGY


Synonyms



  • Bilharzia, bilharziosis, or snail fever


  • Katayama fever (acute schistosomiasis)


Definitions



  • Parasitic infection caused by flukes of genus Schistosoma


ETIOLOGY/PATHOGENESIS


Infectious Agents

Jul 7, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Schistosomiasis
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