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Title in Portuguese: Schistosomiasis-associated kidney disease : a review
Author: Silva Junior, Geraldo Bezerra da
Duarte, Daniella Bezerra
Barros, Elvino José Guardão
Daher, Elizabeth De Francesco
Keywords: Esquistossomose
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease
Citation: SILVA JUMIOR, G. B. ; DUARTE, D. B. ; BARROS, E. J. G. ; DAHER, E. F. Schistosomiasis-associated kidney disease : a review. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease, v. 3, n. 1, p. 79-84, 2013.
Abstract: Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease caused by organisms from the genus Schistosoma. The disease is endemic in tropical areas, where there are currently millions of people living in areas with transmission risk. Schistosomiasis-associated kidney disease is not frequently described in literature. The disease has a chronic evolution, with variable severity. Glomerulonephritis is described in 10-12% in autopsy studies. Proteinuria is reported in 20% of patients with S. mansoni infection. Schistosomal glomerulopathy generally occur in young patients, male, with hepatosplenomegaly. The glomerular lesion in schistosomiasis has an immunological nature. Antigens from the parasite seem to be related to glomerulopathy and have been found in the sera of humans and animals infected by the S. mansoni. Vesical involvement is common in the infection by S. haematobium, a parasitic disease prevalent in African countries. In the S. haematobium infection, hematuria and dysuria can be observed due to inflammation and ulceration in the bladder mucosa, generaly occuring 3 to 4 months after primary infection. Specific antiparasitic treatment is indicated to all patients infected by Schistosoma. There are 2 drugs available for treatment, praziquantel and oxamniquine. We revise the general aspects of the disease and describe the features of renal involvement in schistosomiasis.
metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
ISSN: 2222-1808
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