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Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 19;5(4):ofy057. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofy057. eCollection 2018 Apr.

Schistosomiasis Presenting as Recurring Sigmoid Volvulus in a Danish Man With an Inconspicuous Travel History-A Case Report.

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1
Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2
Department of Infectious Diseases, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.
3
Department of Pathology, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.
4
Centre for Medical Parasitology, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.
5
Department of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Abstract

A healthy 72-year-old Danish male presenting with recurring sigmoid volvulus was found to be infested with Schistosoma mansoni. No other explanation for recurring volvulus was found. A travel history 12 years ago, which included bathing in the Botswana Okavango delta for 10 minutes, revealed the likely time and place of infection. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of recurrent sigmoid volvulus and chronic intestinal schistosomiasis in a patient from a nonendemic area.

KEYWORDS:

mansoni; schistosomiasis; travel; volvolus

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