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Schistosomiasis

Schistosomiasis: Introduction

Schistosomiasis: Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia (bill-HAR-zi-a), is a disease caused by parasitic worms. Infection with Schistosoma mansoni, S. haematobium ... more about Schistosomiasis.

Schistosomiasis: Parasitic fluke infection in developing countries. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Schistosomiasis is available below.

Symptoms of Schistosomiasis

Treatments for Schistosomiasis

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Schistosomiasis: Related Patient Stories

Schistosomiasis: Deaths

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Types of Schistosomiasis

Diagnostic Tests for Schistosomiasis

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Schistosomiasis: Complications

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Causes of Schistosomiasis

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Disease Topics Related To Schistosomiasis

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Schistosomiasis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Schistosomiasis

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Hospitals & Clinics: Schistosomiasis

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Schistosomiasis: Animations

Research about Schistosomiasis

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Clinical Trials for Schistosomiasis

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Prevention of Schistosomiasis

Prevention information for Schistosomiasis has been compiled from various data sources and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Schistosomiasis.

Statistics for Schistosomiasis

Schistosomiasis: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Schistosomiasis

Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia (bill-HAR-zi-a), is a disease caused by parasitic worms. Infection with Schistosoma mansoni, S. haematobium, and S. japonicum causes illness in humans. Although schistosomiasis is not found in the United States, 200 million people are infected worldwide. (Source: excerpt from Schistosomiasis: DPD)

Definitions of 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

 

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