Ultrasound assessment of schistosomiasis

J. Richter, M. C. Botelho, M. C. Holtfreter, R. Akpata, T. El Scheich, A. Neumayr, E. Brunetti, C. Hatz, Y. Dong, Christoph F. Dietrich

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In 2000, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued an ultrasound field protocol for assessing the morbidity due to Schistosoma (S.) haematobium and S. mansoni. The experience with this classification has recently been reviewed systematically. The WHO protocol was well accepted worldwide. Here we review the use of ultrasound to assess the morbidity due to schistosomiasis with emphasis on easy, quick, and reproducible ways that can be used in the field. Findings obtained with high-end ultrasound scanners in the hospital setting that might eventually have applications in the field are also described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-660
Number of pages8
JournalZeitschrift fur Gastroenterologie
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2016


  • focused ultrasound examination
  • genital schistosomiasis
  • haematuria
  • hepatosplenic schistosomiasis
  • hydrocele
  • intestinal schistosomiasis
  • pregnancy
  • schistosoma haematobium
  • schistosoma mansoni
  • urinary schistosomiasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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