BLOODY DIARRHOEA IN A CHILD, COULD IT BE SCHISTOSOMIASIS?

Muhammad Arshad Alvi, Sharifa Alghamdi, Iqtadar Seerat, Omar al Matarfi

Abstract


Schistosomiasis may cause diverse symptoms and it is usually not considered as a cause of disease especially in patients with normal immune system. We are reporting an eleven-year-old child who was initially diagnosed as a case of lymphoma but later on proved to be a case of acute schistosomiasis.

Keywords: Bloody diarrhoea; Hyper-eosinophilia; Colonoscopy; Schistosomiasis

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