2014, Number 4
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: intestinal schistosomiasis is a chronic parasitic disease caused by trematodes and genus Schistosoma. Schistosomiasis prevails in tropical and subtropical regions. The symptoms are caused by the reaction of organism to the worm eggs.
Case report: the case of a male aged 21 was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit presenting bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and bad general status with progressive clinical worsening.
Conclusions: intestinal schistosomiasis is a frequent disease in Nampula, Mozambique; the disease might be suspected in patients with bloody diarrhea and/or hematuria aimed at making the opportune diagnosis and starting the treatment with the specific and updated medication praziquantel, favoring the cure for the disease on the majority of patients properly treated.
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