What is the role of ultrasonography (US) in the diagnosis 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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Ultrasonography (US) is a sensitive means of assessing hepatosplenic disease with periportal fibrosis or urinary obstruction. It can demonstrate periportal fibrosis, splenomegaly, portal collaterals, periportal adenopathy, ureteral obstruction, and obstructive nephropathy.


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