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Hepatic schistosomiasis with abnormal ultrasound findings
Chan Jin Yang, Jeong-Ju Yoo , Sang Gyune Kim, Young Seok Kim
SoonChunHyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon, Korea
Address for Correspondence:  Jeong-Ju Yoo ,Tel: 82-10-9676-3128, Fax: 82-32-621-6079, Email: puby17@naver.com
Received: 11 October 2023;  Accepted: 1 November 2023.  Published online: 1 November 2023.
ABSTRACT
Schistosomiasis is an endemic disease in many countries in Africa and Middle East that affects millions of individuals. When schistosome eggs are deposited in the liver, an inflammatory response occurs, and if it becomes chronic, it can lead to non-cirrhotic portal hypertension. The author reports a 46-year-old female patient who was diagnosed with hepatic schistosomiasis. She recently traveled to the Philippines and visited the hospital with abdominal pain and diarrhea that started a week before the visit. In transabdominal ultrasound, reticular echogenic pattern and periportal wall thickening were noticed. If the patient has a travel history, and characteristic findings are observed on abdominal ultrasound, hepatic schistosomiasis may be suspected and can be diagnosed by detecting ova in a liver biopsy.
Keywords: Schistosomiasis; Ultrasonography; Liver
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