Flatworm infection (trematodes) of the genus Schistosoma
Commonly presents as a swimmer's itch and maculopapular rash
Katayama fever (acute schistosomiasis) is a systemic reaction to t...
Infections are frequently asymptomatic.
Travel history to endemic areas (2)
Rash and itching (localized, usually feet/lower extremity) after exposure to contaminated freshwater from lar...
Bathing; water precautions
WHO recommends periodic mass treatment to reduce morbidity in highly endemic areas (2).
Praziquantel: 40 mg/kg as a single dose w...
Prevention strategies in endemic areas
Travelers to endemic areas should be counseled to avoid bathing or swimming in untreated fresh water.
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B65.9 Schistosomiasis, unspecified
B65.1 Schistosomiasis due to Schistosoma mansoni
B65.2 Schistosomiasis due to Schistosoma japonicum
B65.8 Other schistosomiasis
B65.0 Schistosomiasis due to S...
Suspect schistosomiasis in travelers to endemic areas presenting with symptoms of Katayama fever (malaise, abdominal pain, fatigue, myalgias).
Schistosomiasis may present as “swimmer's ...
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