What are the symptoms of chronic 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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Most patients are asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and do not require medical attention. Only a small proportion of an endemic population harbors a heavy worm burden that later leads to clinical complications.


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