ALLEN S. SCHATTNER, M.D.; ROLLA B. HILL JR., M.D.
The schistosomes, or blood flukes of man, when considered as a world-wide health problem, are the most important human trematodes. The total number of human infections is nearly twenty-nine million (1). Schistosoma mansoni, which has a wide natural distribution in the West Indies, is the species associated with the great majority of the cases of this disease seen in the United States. Infestation does not originate in this country, since a natural habitat for the organism's entire life cycle is not available here; but cases of infection acquired prior to emigration are common wherever an influx of West Indians has
SCHATTNER AS, HILL RB. Schistosomal Syndromes: An Exotic Disease in a Connecticut City. Ann Intern Med. 1961;55:250–257. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-55-2-250
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(2):250-257.
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