1F86/B65 Schistosomiasis



Schistosomiasis is a parasitic infection caused by the Schistosoma worms, which are transmitted to humans through contact with contaminated water. The worms are found in parts of the world with poor sanitation and can cause serious morbidity and mortality.


Schistosomiasis can be diagnosed through a blood test which looks for the presence of antibodies against the parasite. In addition, a physical examination may be performed to look for symptoms of the infection.

Differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis for schistosomiasis include other parasitic infections such as malaria, filariasis, and ascariasis.


Schistosomiasis can be treated with an anti-parasitic medication such as praziquantel. Additionally, it is important to treat any underlying conditions such as anemia, as well as provide education on proper hygiene and sanitation practices.


The prognosis for schistosomiasis is generally good with prompt and appropriate treatment. However, if left untreated, the infection can lead to serious complications such as organ damage and death.

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