Subacute pulmonary granulomatous schistosomiasis: high resolution CT appearances - another cause of the halo sign


Waldman, ADB; Day, JH; Shaw, P; Bryceson, ADM; (2001) Subacute pulmonary granulomatous schistosomiasis: high resolution CT appearances - another cause of the halo sign. The British journal of radiology, 74 (887). pp. 1052-5. ISSN 0007-1285

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Abstract

A case of probable acute granulomatous pulmonary schistosomiasis is described with multiple focal opacities on chest radiography and widespread, but predominantly peribronchovascular, nodules with ground-glass halos on high resolution CT (HRCT). The HRCT appearances in early schistosomiasis have not been described previously. Although the features are not diagnostic and may be seen in other conditions, in the appropriate clinical context they may suggest pulmonary involvement in schistosomiasis. The features of pulmonary schistosomiasis in the different stages of infection are discussed. Pulmonary involvement should be suspected in patients with even minor respiratory symptoms when there is a history of exposure to fresh water in endemic areas.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Acute Disease, Adult, Africa South of the Sahara, Africa, Eastern, Animal, Case Report, Cough, parasitology, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay, Female, Human, Lung, radiography, Lung Diseases, Parasitic, radiography, Schistosoma haematobium, isolation & purification, Schistosomiasis haematobia, parasitology, radiography, transmission, Tomography, X-Ray Computed, Travel
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
PubMed ID: 11709472
Web of Science ID: 172444800012
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/18247

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