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What is Schistosomiasis?

What is Schistosomiasis?

  • Schistosomiasis: Parasitic fluke infection in developing countries.
  • Schistosomiasis: an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosoma; common in the tropics and Far East; symptoms depend on the part of the body infected.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Schistosomiasis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Schistosomiasis, or a subtype of Schistosomiasis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Schistosomiasis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Schistosomiasis: Introduction

Types of Schistosomiasis:

Types of Schistosomiasis:

  • Cutaneous Schistosomiasis
  • Eastern Schistosomiasis
  • Schistosomiasis japonica
  • Urinary schistosomiasis
  • Hepatic schistosomiasis
  • Schistosomiasis intercalatum
  • Intestinal schistosomiasis
  • Manson's disease
  • Manson's schistosomiasis
  • Schistosomiasis mansoni
  • Intestinal bilharziasis
  • Oriental schistosomiasis
  • Pulmonary schistosomiasis
  • Vesical schistosomiasis
  • Visceral schistosomiasis
  • more types...»

Broader types of Schistosomiasis:

How serious is Schistosomiasis?

Complications of Schistosomiasis: see complications of Schistosomiasis

What causes Schistosomiasis?

Causes of Schistosomiasis: see causes of Schistosomiasis
Cause of Schistosomiasis: Schistosoma fluke infection.
Risk factors for Schistosomiasis: see risk factors for Schistosomiasis

What are the symptoms of Schistosomiasis?

Symptoms of Schistosomiasis: see symptoms of Schistosomiasis

Complications of Schistosomiasis: see complications of Schistosomiasis

Incubation period for Schistosomiasis: Within days after becoming infected, you may develop a rash or itchy skin. (Source: excerpt from Schistosomiasis: DPD)

Can anyone else get Schistosomiasis?

More information: see contagiousness of Schistosomiasis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Schistosomiasis

Schistosomiasis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Schistosomiasis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Schistosomiasis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Schistosomiasis: see treatments for Schistosomiasis
Prevention of Schistosomiasis: see prevention of Schistosomiasis
Research for Schistosomiasis: see research for Schistosomiasis

Society issues for Schistosomiasis


Hospitalization statistics for Schistosomiasis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Schistosomiasis:

  • 0.0005% (59) of hospital consultant episodes were for schistosomiasis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for schistosomiasis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 73% of hospital consultant episodes for schistosomiasis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 27% of hospital consultant episodes for schistosomiasis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • more statistics...»

Organs Affected by Schistosomiasis:

Organs and body systems related to Schistosomiasis include:

Name and Aliases of Schistosomiasis

Main name of condition: Schistosomiasis

Class of Condition for Schistosomiasis: parasite fluke

Other names or spellings for Schistosomiasis:

bilharziasis, Schistosoma, Bilharzia, Blood fluke, Schistosoma mansoni infection, Katayama fever

Bilharzia, Bilharziasis
Source - WordNet 2.1

Bilharzia, Blood fluke, Katayama fever, Schistosoma mansoni infection, Swimmer's itch
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Schistosomiasis: Related Conditions

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