What is the prognosis of schistosomiasis (bilharzia)?

Updated: Sep 20, 2018
  • Author: Shadab Hussain Ahmed, MD, AAHIVS, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Early disease usually improves with treatment. Surprisingly, patients with hepatic and urinary disease, even with fibrosis, may improve significantly over months or years following therapy. Renal and intestinal pathology also improves with treatment, as, usually, do brain lesions (depending on their location and size). [29]


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