Acute pulmonary schistosomiasis
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Acute pulmonary schistosomiasis refers to the acute form of pulmonary schistosomiasis.
The acute form commonly occurs approximately 6 weeks after the infection and is thought to represent an allergic manifestation to the presence of Schistosoma worm or eggs.
Non-specific and may show ill-defined pulmonary nodular shadows.
Described features include 2:
- small pulmonary nodules ranging from 2 to 15 mm
- larger nodules with ground-glass opacity halo
- schistosomiasis: for a general discussion