Acute schistosomiasis in nonimmune travelers: Chest CT findings in 10 patients

Lam Quynh Nguyen, Jeannelyn Estrella, Elizabeth A. Jett, Eduardo L. Grunvald, Laura Nicholson, David L. Levin

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. We describe the findings of unenhanced chest CT in 10 patients with acute schistosomiasis. CONCLUSION. Despite the absence of pulmonary symptoms in four individuals, all patients had parenchymal abnormalities. Small pulmonary nodules were the most common finding, identified in nine patients. These nodules ranged in size from 2 to 5 mm in five patients, with larger nodules ranging up to 15 mm seen in four patients. In one patient, the only parenchymal abnormality was a single 5-mm focus of ground-glass attenuation. No relationship was seen between either the presence of pulmonary symptoms or the presence of peripheral eosinophilia and the severity of parenchymal disease. No additional significant findings were identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1300-1303
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume186
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Chest
  • CT
  • Infectious diseases
  • Lung diseases
  • Schistosomiasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Nguyen, L. Q., Estrella, J., Jett, E. A., Grunvald, E. L., Nicholson, L., & Levin, D. L. (2006). Acute schistosomiasis in nonimmune travelers: Chest CT findings in 10 patients. American Journal of Roentgenology, 186(5), 1300-1303. https://doi.org/10.2214/AJR.05.0213

Acute schistosomiasis in nonimmune travelers : Chest CT findings in 10 patients. / Nguyen, Lam Quynh; Estrella, Jeannelyn; Jett, Elizabeth A.; Grunvald, Eduardo L.; Nicholson, Laura; Levin, David L.

In: American Journal of Roentgenology, Vol. 186, No. 5, 05.2006, p. 1300-1303.

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Nguyen, LQ, Estrella, J, Jett, EA, Grunvald, EL, Nicholson, L & Levin, DL 2006, 'Acute schistosomiasis in nonimmune travelers: Chest CT findings in 10 patients', American Journal of Roentgenology, vol. 186, no. 5, pp. 1300-1303. https://doi.org/10.2214/AJR.05.0213
Nguyen LQ, Estrella J, Jett EA, Grunvald EL, Nicholson L, Levin DL. Acute schistosomiasis in nonimmune travelers: Chest CT findings in 10 patients. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2006 May;186(5):1300-1303. https://doi.org/10.2214/AJR.05.0213
Nguyen, Lam Quynh ; Estrella, Jeannelyn ; Jett, Elizabeth A. ; Grunvald, Eduardo L. ; Nicholson, Laura ; Levin, David L. / Acute schistosomiasis in nonimmune travelers : Chest CT findings in 10 patients. In: American Journal of Roentgenology. 2006 ; Vol. 186, No. 5. pp. 1300-1303.
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