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Acute colonic ischaemia due to schistosomiasis

1 Khartoum North Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan
2 Department of Paediatric Surgery, Leicester Children's Hospital, Leicester, United Kingdom

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Haitham Dagash,
Department of Paediatric Surgery, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Infirmary Square, Leicester Le1 5WW, Leicester
United Kingdom
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DOI: 10.4103/ajps.ajps_12_22

Schistosomiasis or bilharziasis is a disease caused by parasitic worms, and is endemic in the tropics, with an estimated 250 million people affected worldwide. The main organs involved are the liver and urinary bladder. We present a rare case whereby the gastrointestinal system was involved in a child.

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