BLOODY DIARRHOEA IN A CHILD, COULD IT BE SCHISTOSOMIASIS?

Authors

  • Muhammad Arshad Alvi King Faisal specialist hospital jeddah
  • Sharifa Alghamdi King Faisal specialist hospital jeddah
  • Iqtadar Seerat King Faisal specialist hospital jeddah
  • Omar al Matarfi King Faisal specialist hospital jeddah

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

Author Biographies

Muhammad Arshad Alvi, King Faisal specialist hospital jeddah

ASSISTANT CONSULTANT PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY,HEPATOLOGY

Sharifa Alghamdi, King Faisal specialist hospital jeddah

CONSULTANT PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY,HEPATOLOGY

Iqtadar Seerat, King Faisal specialist hospital jeddah

CONSULTANT PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY,HEPATOLOGY

Omar al Matarfi, King Faisal specialist hospital jeddah

INTERN  PEDIATRIC DEPARTMENT

References

Blanchard TJ. Schistosomiasis. Travel Med Infect Dis 2004;2(1):5–11.

Whitty CJ, Mabey DC, Armstrong M, Wright SG, Chiodini PL. Presentation and outcome of 1107 cases of schistosomiasis from Africa diagnosed in a non-endemic country. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2000;94(5):531–4.

Bottieau E, Clerinx J, de Vega MR, Van den Enden E, colebunders R, Van Esbroeck M, et al. Imported Katayama fever: clinical and biological features at presentation and during treatment. J Infect 2006;52(5):339–45.

Pardo J, Carranza C, Muro A, Angel-Moreno A, Martin AM, Martin T, et al. Helminth-related Eosinophilia in African immigrants, Gran Canaria. Emerg Infect Dis 2006;12(10):1587–9.

Ferreira CR, Campos FP, Ramos JG, dos Santos Martines JA, Kim EI, Smeili LA. Schistosomiasis: a case of severe infection with fatal outcome. Autopsy Case Rep 2012;2(1):7–17.

Nguyen LQ, Estrella J, Jett EA, Grunvald EL, Nicholson L, Levin DL. Acute schistosomiasis in Nonimmune Travelers: Chest CT Findings in 10 Patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2006;186(5):1300–3.

Abdel-Wahab MF, Esmat G, Farrag A, el-Boraey YA, Strickind GT. Grading of hepatic schistosomiasis by the use of ultrasonography. Am J Trop Med Hyg 1992;46(4):403–3.

Harries AD, Fryatt R, Walker J, Chiodini PL, Bryceson AD. Schistosomiasis in expatriates returning to Britain from the tropics: a controlled study. Lancet 1986;1(8472):86–8.

Mahmoud AA. The ecology of eosinophils in schistosomiasis. J Infect Dis 1982;145(5):613–22.

Downloads

Published

2017-12-27