Hepatic and intestinal schistosomiasis after orthotopic liver transplant

TitleHepatic and intestinal schistosomiasis after orthotopic liver transplant
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsHoare M, Gelson WT, Davies SE, Curran M, Alexander GJ
JournalLiver Transpl
Pagination1603 - 7
Date PublishedDec
ISSN1527-6465 (Print) 1527-6465 (Linking)
Accession Number16315308
KeywordsAnimals, Anthelmintics / therapeutic use, Antibodies, Helminth / analysis, Biopsy, Diagnosis, Differential, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Liver / parasitology / pathology, Liver Diseases, Parasitic / drug therapy / *etiology / pathology, Liver Transplantation / *adverse effects, Male, Middle Aged, Praziquantel / therapeutic use, Schistosoma / immunology, Schistosomiasis mansoni / drug therapy / *etiology / pathology

Schistosomiasis affects 200 to 250 million people worldwide. Hepatic schistosomiasis is a well-recognized cause of chronic liver disease and portal hypertension. There are no previous reports of schistosomiasis post liver transplantation. We report on 2 cases of schistosomiasis in liver transplant recipients--a case of gastric schistosomiasis and a case of hepatic schistosomiasis. A discussion of the pathology of schistosomal infection and a rationale for screening potential liver transplant recipients from endemic areas follows.

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