Intestinal and Hepatosplenic Schistosomiasis: Case Series and Review of the Literature

  • Abdel Rahman El Shiekh Mohamed Gastroenterology Division, Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Mohamed Ali Al Karawi Gastroenterology Division, Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Mohamed Ismail Yasawy Gastroenterology Division, Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Keywords: Schistosomiasis, Intestinal, Hepatosplenic

Abstract

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/22-1-13542

Schistosomiasis is a parasitic infection that is estimated to afflict 200 million people world wide. Most of these cases are found in Africa, the Middle East, South America and Asia. The primary sites for the infection are the intestines and the liver. This article reviews the literature on the natural history and treatment of Schistosomiasis infections. The authors' experience with 167 consecutive cases is also described.

Author Biographies

Abdel Rahman El Shiekh Mohamed, Gastroenterology Division, Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Gastroenterology Division, Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

MRCP , DTM&H, Dip, Ven.

Mohamed Ali Al Karawi, Gastroenterology Division, Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Gastroenterology Division, Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

FA (W. Germany)

Mohamed Ismail Yasawy, Gastroenterology Division, Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Gastroenterology Division, Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

MD, DTM

Published
1990-01-01
Section
Review Articles