The potential of schistosomal skin test as a diagnostic method in the detection of schistosomiasis. East Afr Med J. 1989 Jul;66(7):485-8.

Citation:
B. PROFESTAMBALEBENSON. "The potential of schistosomal skin test as a diagnostic method in the detection of schistosomiasis. East Afr Med J. 1989 Jul;66(7):485-8.". In: East Afr Med J. 1989 Jul;66(7):485-8. Taylor & Francis; 1989.

Abstract:

One hundred and sixty seven volunteer medical students were exposed to intradermal skin tests for schistosomiasis. 35(21%) were positive. On further screening using routine stool and urine examinations, only 11(6.6%) were found to have eggs of Schistosoma mansoni. We conclude that although a useful procedure, schistosomal skin test should not be used alone for the diagnosis of schistosoma infections but should be complimented with the routine stool and urine examinations.

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