What is the prevalence of pulmonary arterial hypertension in 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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This is an important complication that develops in about 7.7% of patients with hepatosplenic disease in S mansoni, S japonicum, and possibly S mekongi infections. [20] The prevalence of the disease worldwide is estimated to exceed 270,000 individuals. [20]


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