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dc.contributor.authorG. Ross, Allenen_US
dc.contributor.authorVickers, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorOlds, G Richarden_US
dc.contributor.authorShah, Syeden_US
dc.contributor.authorMcManus, Donalden_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:52:29Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:52:29Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2010-08-13T07:23:38Z
dc.identifier.issn14733099en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S1473-3099(07)70053-1en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/33425
dc.description.abstractKatayama syndrome is an early clinical manifestation of schistosomiasis that occurs several weeks post-infection with Schistosoma spp (trematode) worms. Because of this temporal delay and its non-specific presentation, it is the form of schistosomiasis most likely to be misdiagnosed by travel medicine physicians and infectious disease specialists in non-endemic countries. Katayama syndrome appears between 14-84 days after non-immune individuals are exposed to first schistosome infection or heavy reinfection. Disease onset appears to be related to migrating schistosomula and egg deposition with individuals typically presenting with nocturnal fever, cough, myalgia, headache, and abdominal tenderness. Serum antibodies and schistosome egg excretion often substantiate infection if detected. Diffuse pulmonary infiltrates are found radiologically, and almost all cases have eosinophilia and a history of water contact 14-84 days before presentation of clinical symptoms; patients respond well to regimens of praziquantel with and without steroids. Artemisinin treatment given early after exposure may decrease the risk of the syndrome.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherThe Lancet Publishing Groupen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom218en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto224en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalLancet Infectious Diseasesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume7en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical Microbiology not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110899en_US
dc.titleKatayama syndromeen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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