Al-Naaman, Yousif D.; Shamma, Ahmed H.; Damluji, Salem F.; El-Sayed, Hamdy M.
January 1966
Angiology;Jan1966, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p40
Academic Journal
1. A total of 104 pulmonary schistosomal cases have been studied (hematobium, 78 per cent; mansoni, 22 per cent). 2. Schistosomal lung lesions in the form of parenchymatous or vascular lesions occur in both types. 3. The parenchymatous lesion is a granulomatous reaction and is usually benign. It indicates a lesser degree of ova infestation and, apart from being mistaken for serious lung disease, is of no such clinical significance. 4. The vascular lung lesions are in the form of necrotising arteriolitis, endarteritis obliterans, and angiomatous malformation usually associated with pulmonary hypertension. The main clinical, phonocardiographic, radiographic, electrocardiographic and hemodynamic features are outlined. 5. There is an immunological, allergical, and/or autoimmune phenomenon operative in the production of bilharzial pulmonary fibrosis and corpulmonale.


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