ROBERT SCHICK, M.D.; ARNOLD B. RITTERBAND, M.D.; AMOS H. LIEBERMAN, M.D.
The heavy influx of Puerto Rican immigrants into the United States during the last 15 years has focused increasing attention on the therapy of parasitic infestations. Schistosomiasis constitutes a particular problem because it may be associated with portal cirrhosis, splenomegaly with hypersplenism, and esophageal varices. The schistosomal parasite may have an astonishing longevity. Viable ova have been reported1 in the rectal mucosa of patients as long as 25 to 30 years after they have left areas endemic for schistosomiasis with no possibility of reinfection.
In view of the increasing use of the organic antimony compound Fuadin in the therapy of
SCHICK R, RITTERBAND AB, LIEBERMAN AH. FUADIN THERAPY OF SCHISTOSOMIASIS ASSOCIATED WITH VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA AND DEATH: A CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. 1957;46:392–403. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-2-392
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(2):392-403.
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