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dc.contributor.authorOlveda, DU
dc.contributor.authorRoss, AGP
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-12T01:31:15Z
dc.date.available2018-10-12T01:31:15Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.isbn9781498744256
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/352075
dc.description.abstractSchistosomiasis is a chronic enteropathogenic disease caused by blood flukes of the genus Schistosoma. Chronic infections with morbidity and mortality occur as a result of granuloma formation in the intestine, liver or in the case of S. haematobium, the bladder. Various methods are utilized to diagnose and evaluate liver fibrosis due to schistosomiasis. Liver biopsy is still considered the gold standard but it is invasive. Diagnostic imaging has proven to be an invaluable method in assessing hepatic morbidity in the hospital setting but has practical limitations in the field. The potential of non-invasive biologic markers, serum antibodies, cytokines and circulating host microRNAs to diagnose hepatic fibrosis are-presently undergoing evaluation and are discussed.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCRC Press
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.crcpress.com/Schistosoma-Biology-Pathology-and-Control/Jamieson/p/book/9781498744256
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleSchistosoma: Biology, Pathology and Control
dc.relation.ispartofchapter18
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom360
dc.relation.ispartofpageto378
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth services and systems not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic health not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode420399
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode420699
dc.titleChronic Schistosomiasis
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorRoss, Allen G.
gro.griffith.authorOlveda, David


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