Acute pulmonary schistosomiasis

Acute pulmonary schistosomiasis refers to the acute form of pulmonary schistosomiasis.

Pathology

The acute form usually occurs at around 6 weeks after the infection and is thought to represent an allergic manifestation to the presence of Schistosoma worm or eggs.

Radiographic features

Plain radiograph

Non-specific and may show ill-defined pulmonary nodular shadows.

CT 

Described features include 2:

  • small pulmonary nodules ranging from 2 to 15 mm
  • larger nodules with ground-glass opacity halo 

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Article information

rID: 65660
System: Chest
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Acute pulmonary schistosomiasis infection

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