RAUL A. MARCIAL-ROJAS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ROSE E. FIOL, M.D.
Schistosomiasis in man is due to 3 species of blood flukes: Schistosoma hematobium, S. japonicum, and S. mansoni. In these 3 species the schistosome larvae enter cutaneous venules and migrate to the right heart, squeeze their way through the pulmonary capillaries, reach the left side of the heart, and are then carried by the systemic circulation. Those larvae swept into arterial channels other than the mesenteric arteries are filtered out and die. Those entering the mesenteric arterial circulation pass through the capillaries into the portal vein and mature within the intrahepatic portal radicles. After a period of about 16 days,
MARCIAL-ROJAS RA, FIOL RE. Neurologic Complications of Schistosomiasis: Review of the Literature and Report of Two Cases of Transverse Myelitis Due to S. Mansoni. Ann Intern Med. 1963;59:215–230. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-59-2-215
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;59(2):215-230.
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