Volume 4, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Summary and Conclusions

  • 1.  One hundred consecutive admissions, consisting of Egyptian males of the Cairo and Delta region, admitted usually for brucellosis or amebiasis, were subjected to rectal biopsy.
  • 2.  There were no complications to the procedure. Sixty-one cases were found to have schistosome eggs; sixty, ; one, ; and eight had both and present.
  • 3.  An average of 3.4 twenty-four hour urine examinations for schistosome eggs were done per patient. A total of 33 patients were found to have eggs by this method.
  • 4.  In 32 patients the rectal biopsy was positive when examination of 24-hour urine specimens had been negative. Conversely, in only 3 patients were eggs discovered in concentrated urine specimens in patients in whom a rectal biopsy had been negative.
  • 5.  Rectal biopsy is the method of choice in establishing the diagnosis of vesical schistosomiasis.


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