What lab tests look for schistosomiasis?
The first step in combatting a schistosomiasis infection, is the proper detection of the infection itself. Early symptoms of the disease are a rash on the skin, often called "swimmer's itch". Later on, other symptoms such as fever, aching, a cough, diarrhea, chills, or gland enlargement may occur.
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Schistosomiasis is often detected by performing an analysis of a stool sample, though enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, circumoval precipitation...
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Schistosomiasis is a parasitic infection causing the development of acute symptoms 1-2 months after transmission. Read this lesson to learn typical methods used to diagnose this condition, along with treatment options and complications of chronic infection.