Schistosomiasis as IRES in HIV

Kemper, Carol A.
May 2010
Travel Medicine Advisor;May2010, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p27
The article reports on the studies regarding the association of schistosomiasis infection to HIV. It mentions that HIV co-infection with these two parasites is common in certain countries like in Zimbabwe, 20% of HIV+ patients with bloody diarrhea had schistosomiasis. According to the author, a patient with newly diagnosed AIDS, non-bloody diarrhea, fever, and peripheral eosinophilia may develop after the patient started an antiretroviral therapy four weeks earlier.


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