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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 105, No. 4, 2010, pp. 479-484
Bioline Code: oc10082
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 105, No. 4, 2010, pp. 479-484

 en Ultrasound in schistosomiasis mansoni
Pinto-Silva, Rogério Augusto; de Queiroz, Leonardo Campos; Azeredo, Letícia Martins; Silva, Luciana Cristina dos Santos & Lambertucci, José Roberto

Abstract

We reviewed ultrasound features in patients with schistosomiasis mansoni. The alterations that we observed in acute and hepatosplenic schistosomiasis are described. The advantages and disadvantages of using ultrasound patterns in the evaluation of liver fibrosis are discussed. Other diseases that are important in the differential diagnosis of schistosomal liver fibrosis are presented. Ultrasound is an effective and flexible diagnostic tool in the evaluation of a variety of diseases. It presents no harmful effects to patients, allowing non-invasive studies in hospitalized patients and in other facilities.

Keywords
ultrasonography - ultrasound - schistosomiasis - diagnostic imaging - hepatosplenic schistosomiasis

 
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