What is the mortality rate of acute schistosomiasis (Katayama syndrome)?

Updated: Sep 20, 2018
  • Author: Shadab Hussain Ahmed, MD, AAHIVS, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Acute schistosomiasis is associated with a mortality rate of up to 25% in some series. Although most individuals with chronic schistosomiasis have few or no symptoms, significant morbidity can develop.


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