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Transplant Proc. 2007 Dec;39(10):3502-4.

Intestinal schistosomiasis following orthotopic liver transplantation: a case report.

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Department of Digestive Diseases, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267, USA.


Recent World Health Organization (WHO) reports estimate that 500-600 million people worldwide are at risk of schistosomiasis. In areas of high prevalence of hepatitis C (HCV) and schistosomiasis there is an increased risk for end-stage liver disease. Liver transplant is a viable option for those with HCV or other liver pathology and schistosomiasis. Posttransplant recurrence of schistosomiasis has rarely been described. We report a case of posttransplant recurrence of schistosomiasis.

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