Schistosoma

 

Schistosoma

  • Found in Asia, Africa and South America.
  • It is when the water is contaminated by fresh water snail.

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Symptoms

-          Abdominal pain

-          Cough

-          Diarrhea

-          Eosinophilia

-          Fever

-          Fatigue

-          Swelling of liver and spleen

Treatment

-          Single oral dose of praziquantel

-          Antimony was used in the past