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Schistosomiasis misdiagnosed as abdominal tuberculosis

S N Botes, S B Ibirogba, D Kahn

Abstract


Schistosomiasis (also termed bilharzia, after the tropical disease specialist Theodor Bilharz) is a waterborne parasitic infection. It was first described in the appendix in 1909, but despite awareness of the disease for more than a century, few data on its exact incidence are available. 

 

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S N Botes, Surgical Unit, Rob Ferreira Hospital, Nelspruit, South Africa

S B Ibirogba, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, South Africa

D Kahn, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Keywords

Schistosomiasis; Abdominal; Tuberculosis

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2015;105(2):156. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.9269

Article History

Date submitted: 2014-12-08
Date published: 2014-12-16

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