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|Title:||Ultrasound and intestinal lesions in Schistosoma mansoni infection: A case-control pilot study outside endemic areas||Authors:||Tamarozzi, Francesca
Badona Monteiro, Geraldo
Gobbi, Federico Giovanni
|Keywords Plus:||SONOGRAPHIC ASSESSMENT;MORBIDITY;HAEMATOBIUM;COMMUNITY;RESOLUTION;INTENSITY;EVOLUTION;PATHOLOGY;FIBROSIS;VILLAGES||Mesh headings:||Intestines;Schistosoma mansoni;Schistosomiasis mansoni;Ultrasonography||Secondary Mesh headings:||Adolescent;Adult;Aged;Animals;Case-Control Studies;Cross-Sectional Studies;Female;Humans;Longitudinal Studies;Male;Middle Aged;Pilot Projects;Single-Blind Method;Transients and Migrants;Travel-Related Illness;Young Adult||Issue Date:||2018||Publisher:||PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE||Journal:||PloS one||Abstract:||
Infection with Schistosoma mansoni is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in endemic areas, and is increasingly diagnosed in migrants and travellers outside transmission areas. Markers for the assessment of morbidity and impact of control programs in endemic areas and for the clinical management of patients in the clinical setting are scant, especially for intestinal involvement. Ultrasonography is well established to evaluate hepatosplenic pathology; on the contrary, ultrasound evaluation of intestinal schistosomiasis is virtually unexplored. In this pilot study, we aimed to describe and evaluate the accuracy of unenhanced intestinal ultrasound for morbidity due to intestinal S. mansoni infection.
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