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Title: Morbidity of schistosomiasis mansoni in a low endemic setting in Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Authors: Marinho, Carolina Coimbra
Grobério, André Caldeira
Silva, Christiane Torres Felício
Lima, Thaysa Lorranne Fernandes de
Santos, Rosiane Cristina dos
Reis, Vivian Walter dos
Coelho, George Luiz Lins Machado
Keywords: Hepatosplenic schistosomiasis
Abdominal ultrasound
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: MARINHO, C. C. et al. Morbidity of schistosomiasis mansoni in a low endemic setting in Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, Uberaba, v. 50, n. 6, nov./dez. 2017. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 05 abr. 2018
Abstract: Introduction: Despite the advances of disease control programs, severe forms of schistosomiasis are prevalent. The prevalence of the disease in areas frequented by tourists urges for permanent prevention and control. The aim of this study was to describe the morbidity of schistosomiasis in the district of Antônio Pereira, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Methods: The proportion of positives was defined by Kato-Katz coproscopy and urinary POC-CCA rapid test. Hepatosplenic form was diagnosed using abdominal ultrasound. Results: Out of 180 participants,97 were examined by Kato-Katz, with 4 (4.1%) being positive. Thirtyfour (22.1%) out of 154 were positive by POC-CCA. Five (2.8%) of 177 examined by ultrasound had hepatosplenic form. One of them had undergone splenectomy. One (0.6%)participant had myeloradiculopathy. Conclusions: Severe forms of schistosomiasis are still prevalent in low endemic areas and should be thoroughly investigated.
ISSN: 00378682
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