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Can you die from schistosomiasis?
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Schistosomiasis bad
Chronic schistosomiasis is the inflammatory response caused by schistosome eggs deposited in intestine, carried to liver by way of portal circulation, or that reach the lungs or other sites thru the bloodstream. The degree of pathology depends on the worm burden & the host's immune response but can result in varices with bleed, ascites, lung fibrosis, & diseases of gallbladder, kidney, appendix.

In brief: Schistosomiasis bad
Chronic schistosomiasis is the inflammatory response caused by schistosome eggs deposited in intestine, carried to liver by way of portal circulation, or that reach the lungs or other sites thru the bloodstream. The degree of pathology depends on the worm burden & the host's immune response but can result in varices with bleed, ascites, lung fibrosis, & diseases of gallbladder, kidney, appendix.
Dr. Charles Cattano
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