What is the role of imaging tests in the diagnosis of lung schistosomiasis?

Updated: Sep 20, 2018
  • Author: Shadab Hussain Ahmed, MD, AAHIVS, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Imaging tests for lung schistosomiasis include the following:

  • CT scanning - May demonstrate early interstitial fibrosis.

  • Echocardiography - Findings reflect pulmonary hypertension due to egg emboli to pulmonary vasculature


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