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BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Apr 29;12(4). pii: e227564. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2018-227564.

Schistosomiasis and associated iron-deficiency anaemia presenting decades after immigration from sub-Saharan Africa.

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1
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
2
Department of Medical Microbiology, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
3
Diabetes, King's College Hospital, London, UK.

Abstract

Chronic schistosomiasis and its intestinal manifestations can lead to anaemia. However, schistosomiasis resulting in anaemia is rare in the UK. This report aims to raise awareness of schistosomiasis in immigrants to the UK and prevent missed diagnosis.

KEYWORDS:

gastroenterology; haematology (incl blood transfusion); infection (gastroenterology); migration and health; tropical medicine (infectious disease)

PMID:
31036732
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2018-227564
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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