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September 19, 1977

Schistosomiasis Haematobium

Author Affiliations

From the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington. Dr Jones is now with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Family Practice Residency Program, Iowa City.

JAMA. 1977;238(12):1275-1276. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03280130057018

In our patient, schistosomiasis haematobium was not diagnosed and was treated as a urinary tract infection by several physicians. Physicians are urged to become increasingly aware of the need to recognize strange and exotic diseases normally not present in this country.

(JAMA 238:1275-1276, 1977)