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Schistosomiasis MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Schistosomiasis
Tree Number(s)
C01.610.335.865.859
C01.920.922
Unique ID
D012552
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012552
Annotation
general or unspecified; prefer specifics; coordinate with NEGLECTED DISEASES if pertinent
Scope Note
Infection with flukes (trematodes) of the genus SCHISTOSOMA. Three species produce the most frequent clinical diseases: SCHISTOSOMA HAEMATOBIUM (endemic in Africa and the Middle East), SCHISTOSOMA MANSONI (in Egypt, northern and southern Africa, some West Indies islands, northern 2/3 of South America), and SCHISTOSOMA JAPONICUM (in Japan, China, the Philippines, Celebes, Thailand, Laos). S. mansoni is often seen in Puerto Ricans living in the United States.
Entry Term(s)
Bilharziasis
Katayama Fever
Schistoma Infection
NLM Classification #
WC 810
See Also
Schistosomicides
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/06/10
Schistosomiasis Preferred
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