Imported Schistosomiasis in Children: Clinical, Diagnostic Aspects And Outcome in 5 Tertiary Hospitals in France

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Abstract

The objective of this retrospective study is to describe imported schistosomiasis in children in the Paris region between 2010 and 2015. Forty children with a diagnosis of schistosomiasis were included. Thirty-seven (93%) had a chronic urinary form with hematuria. The lost-to-follow up rate for the second consultation was 25%. The diagnosis and management of imported schistosomiasis must be improved—notably by raising awareness among clinicians and providing families with more information.

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