Water-Borne Helminthiases: Schistosomiasis (Bilharziasis)

Hinz, Erhard (1985) Water-Borne Helminthiases: Schistosomiasis (Bilharziasis). In: Human Helminthiases in the Philippines. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 80-150.

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A special feature of the geomedical situation of the Philippines archipelago is the presence of a disease which occurs only in some of the islands and in connection with an amphibian species of snail, which was in turn found early in this century to depend upon a parasitic worm, the oriental blood fluke Schistosoma japonicum. The clinical picture of the Philippine schistosomiasis is classified as one of the hepatolienal forms, and is characterised by a chronic progress which, when undetected, very often leads to prolonged ill health and loss of the capacity to work. Notes: ~1940: "21.6% of the population in the Lake Mainit area (Agusan del Norte/Surigao del Norte)... infected with S.japonicum 592."

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-70841-1_3
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Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2017 00:08
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2017 00:08
URI: http://lib.mainit.org/id/eprint/204

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