What is the prognosis of patients with end-stage complications of hepatosplenic schistosomiasis?

Updated: Sep 20, 2018
  • Author: Shadab Hussain Ahmed, MD, AAHIVS, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Although treatment is indicated for patients with end-stage complications of portal hypertension and severe pulmonary hypertension, these patients are much less likely to benefit from it. Indeed, cor pulmonale usually does not improve significantly with treatment.


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