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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 190-192

Pulmonary schistosomiasis in a young male: A case report and review of the literature


Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Waseem M Hajjar
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, PO Box 7805, Riyadh 11472
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/atm.ATM_300_17

PMID: 30123339

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Schistosoma is a parasitic infection that affects many people worldwide. However, pulmonary Schistosomiasis is very rare entity which defined as pulmonary involvement develops in persons living or travelling in endemic areas. We report a rare case of 23-year-old Yamani patient admitted as an emergency with a 1-week history of productive cough, hemoptysis, and chest pain. Chest X-ray and computed tomography scan showed right upper lobe peripheral abscess cavity. All routine blood investigations and interventions such as bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage failed to confirm the diagnosis. However, he underwent right thoracoscopy and excision of this abscess, which unexpectedly showed in the histopathology of the resected specimen Schistosoma parasite infection.


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