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.
- Infectious diseases
- Lung diseases
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging