Ectopic skin lesions produced by Schistosoma mansoni

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  • 1 Instituto Nacional de Dermatologia, Ministerio de Sanidad y Asistencia Social, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Hospital Vargas, Caracas, Venezuela
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A case of ectopic thoracic localization of Schistosoma mansoni in a person who had a positive (+) bilharzine skin test and a positive (++) cercarienhüllen reaction is described. Rectal biopsy and fecal examination by the Stoll egg-count technique revealed no schistosome eggs, The possible mechanism of the production of this lesion is discussed.