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New insights on acute and chronic schistosomiasis: do we need a redefinition?

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dc.contributor.author Gobbi, F. en_US
dc.contributor.author Tamarozzi, F. en_US
dc.contributor.author Buonfrate, D. en_US
dc.contributor.author van Lieshout, L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Bisoffi, Z. en_US
dc.contributor.author Bottieau, E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-25T09:54:21Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-25T09:54:21Z
dc.date.issued 2020 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1471-4922 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2020.05.009 en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-CLA; DCS; U-TROPIC; JIF; DOI; CPDF; PMC; Abstract; ITMPUB; DSPACE68 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/11010
dc.description.abstract A precise timeframe to differentiate acute schistosomiasis (AS) and chronic schistosomiasis (CS) is not well defined. Based on recent published literature, lung nodular lesions in AS and CS seem to have the same pathophysiology, that is, eggs laid in situ by adult worms, during an ectopic migration. Moreover, the occurrence of lung nodules due to clusters of eggs and the systemic immunoallergic reaction of AS (Katayama syndrome) may be two separate clinical entities, which may overlap during the early phase of infection. Consequently, the classical distinction between AS and CS loses much of its conceptual validity. If adult worms play a more important role in the early phase of the disease the clinical management of AS should probably be revised. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32505540 en_US
dc.subject Schistosomiasis en_US
dc.subject Helminthic diseases en_US
dc.subject Acute diseases en_US
dc.subject Chronic diseases en_US
dc.subject Review of the literature en_US
dc.title New insights on acute and chronic schistosomiasis: do we need a redefinition? en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.issue 8 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Trends in Parasitology en_US
dc.citation.volume 36 en_US
dc.citation.pages 660-667 en_US
dc.citation.abbreviation Trends Parasitol en_US


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