Extragenital Cutaneous Lesions of Schistosomiasis Mansoni

Report of Two Cases

Achiléa L. BittencourtSection of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia, and Hospital do IPASE, Brasilia, D.F., Brazil

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Orlando PinhoSection of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia, and Hospital do IPASE, Brasilia, D.F., Brazil

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Henrique L. LenziSection of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia, and Hospital do IPASE, Brasilia, D.F., Brazil

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Izelda M. C. CostaSection of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia, and Hospital do IPASE, Brasilia, D.F., Brazil

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Two cases of extragenital cutaneous lesions caused by eggs of Schistosoma mansoni are described. In one case the cutaneous involvement occurred during the acute phase of schistosomiasis; in the other the lesion appeared several years after specific treatment for schistosmoniasis had been given.

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