PA1904-1

Stool: Schistosoma mansoni, Entamoeba histolytica/dispar, Blastocystis species, Entamoeba hartmanni, Endolimax nana –  Shipped April 08, 2019

Educational Highlights

  • The primary method of laboratory diagnosis of schistosomiasis in humans is the detection of eggs in stool (S. mansoni, S. indicum and S. japonicum groups) or urine (S. haematobium group).
  • Schistosomiasis should be suspected in individuals who have traveled to endemic areas, have had contact with water (that harbors the snail host), and present symptoms of acute disease such as fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and weight loss, and have eosinophilia.

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