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Volume 91, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

Abstract.

An association between late-stage hepatosplenic schistosomiasis and endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF) has been suggested but not proven. We present the case of a 12-year-old Ugandan boy with striking comorbidities, including advanced periportal fibrosis caused by infection and right ventricular EMF, and discuss the possible correlation between both diseases.

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  • Received : 16 Mar 2014
  • Accepted : 28 May 2014

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