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Duodenal involvement in Schistosoma mansoni infection.
  1. Q Q Contractor,
  2. L Benson,
  3. T B Schulz,
  4. T Q Contractor,
  5. N Kasturi
  1. Department of Internal Medicine, King Khalid Hospital, Najran, Saudi Arabia.


    Intestinal involvement in Schistosoma mansoni infection is usually confined to the ileum and colon. Duodenal infestation was diagnosed in a patient with recurrent schistosomiasis despite treatment who presented with a postoperative small bowel fistula. Duodenal schistosomiasis can be suspected on endoscopy, but must always be confirmed by biopsy.

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