Volume s1-5, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



  • 1.  In the vicinity of Jaffa, Palestine, about the River Auja and its tributaries, there exists an endemic focus of vesical bilharziasis of not insignificant range. Progress in intensive farming will make it of still greater importance.
  • 2.  Contrary to prevailing opinion, the diagnosis of light cases of vesical bilharziasis by means of microscopical urine tests, frequently presents serious difficulties. In many cases, also eosinophilia fails as a positive test. In those cases, complement fixation (according to Fairley) seems to acquire particular significance.
  • 3.  In no case did subcutaneous application of emetine lead to permanent cure. On the other hand intravenous application of antimony tartrate (Christopherson's method) produced not a single failure.


  • 1.  En la vecindad de Jaffa, Palestina y en los alrededores del río Auja y sus tributarios, existe un foco endémico de bilharziosis vesical cuyo alcance es de importancia. El cultivo intenso del terreno le dará mayor importancia aún.
  • 2.  A pesar de la creencia general, el diagnóstico de los casos leves de bilharziosis vesical por el exámen microscópico de la orina, presenta muy serias dificultades con frecuencia. En muchos casos, la eosinofilia no dá resultados positivos. En tales circunstancias, la fijación del complemento (de acuerdo con Fairley) adquiere una significación especial.
  • 3.  La administración subcutánea de emetina no dió resultados permanentes en ninguno de los casos. Sin embargo, se tuvo éxito completo mediante la administración por vía intravenosa del tartrato de antimonio (Método de Christopherson).


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  • Received : 30 Jan 1924

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