ERNEST CARROLL FAUST
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Schistosomiasis japonica was first recognized clinically almost 100 years ago in Japan, under the name Katayama disease.1 Fifty-seven years were to pass before the etiological agent was discovered to be a trematode, which was named Schistosoma japonicum.2 This oriental disease was found to be related to vesical schistosomiasis, the so-called bilharziasis of Egypt, and to be even more closely akin to Manson's schistosomiasis of Africa and of certain tropical areas in the Western Hemisphere. Ten years after the etiology of the disease had been established, it was demonstrated that the life cycle of the parasite, like that of all other
FAUST EC. SCHISTOSOMIASIS JAPONICA: ITS CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT AND RECOGNITION1. Ann Intern Med. ;25:585–600. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-25-4-585
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;25(4):585-600.
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