What is the role of chest radiography 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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Chest radiographs may show patchy infiltrates in acute schistosomiasis and can indicate pulmonary hypertension and cor pulmonale in end-stage chronic infection, if present.


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