Overview Incidence Symptoms Evaluation Treatment specialist Home Care warning signs Prevention Complications Underlying Cause Transmission
- Schistosoma parasites live in fresh water snails, in the tropics and subtropics.
- Young parasites are present in contaminated water.
- The parasite burrows into the skin of humans who enter the water.
- The parasite migrates to the lungs and liver where it matures into the adult form.
- The adult moves through the bloodstream to:
- The adults produce eggs.
- Eggs are released by the body in the urine and stool.
PubMed Schistosomiasis References
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- Davis-Reed L, Theis JH. Cutaneous schistosomiasis: report of a case and review of the literature. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2000 Apr;42(4):678-80. 
- Magnussen P. Treatment and re-treatment strategies for schistosomiasis control in different epidemiological settings: a review of 10 years' experiences. Acta Trop. 2003 May;86(2-3):243-54.