Schistosomiasis of the bladder

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger

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Patient involved in a motor vehicle accident. Lumbar spine x rays.

Patient Data

Age: 26 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Note the subtle curvilinear calcification of the bladder wall. A typical finding in bilharzia.

Case Discussion

In South Africa bilharziasis (another term for schistosomiasis) is contracted only in east flowing rivers (i.e. those flowing toward the Indian ocean).

Theodor Bilharz died of typhoid in Egypt.

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Case information

rID: 46604
Case created: 10th Jul 2016
Last edited: 11th Jul 2016
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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