MARIO R. GARCÍA-PALMIERI, M.D., F.A.C.P.; RAÚL A. MARCIAL-ROJAS, M.D.
Since Bilharz discovered the parasite in 1851, there have been numerous publications on schistosomiasis. The clinical picture of schistosomiasis mansoni has been presented by many observers of the illness in Africa, in certain parts of the Antilles, and in the northern part of South America.
The disease in Puerto Rico is characterized from the beginning by alterations in both hollow and solid viscera. The liver and intestines seldom escape the effect of the disease. Schistosomal ova are frequently encountered in the lungs (1, 2). Unfortunately, the classification of the disease into intestinal and visceral or hepatosplenic schistosomiasis has brought confusion
GARCÍA-PALMIERI MR, MARCIAL-ROJAS RA. The Protean Manifestations of Schistosomiasis Mansoni: A Clinicopathological Correlation. Ann Intern Med. ;57:763–775. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-57-5-763
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;57(5):763-775.
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