Volume 88, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



We report 79 cases of acute schistosomiasis. Most of these cases were young, male travelers who acquired their infection in Lake Malawi. Twelve had a normal eosinophil count at presentation and 11 had negative serology, although two had neither eosinophilia nor positive serology when first seen. Acute schistosomiasis should be considered in any febrile traveler with a history of fresh water exposure in an endemic area once malaria has been excluded.


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  • Received : 22 Oct 2012
  • Accepted : 07 Dec 2012
  • Published online : 05 Jun 2013

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