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Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 25 April 2014, last major update July 2013
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Case reports

Micro description

Micro images

All subspecies

Schistosoma haematobium - oval eggs with terminal spine -

Schistosoma haematobium Fluke

Schistosoma haematobium Eggs

Contributed by Drs. Kiran Alam, Anshu Jain, Veena Maheshwari, Farhan A. Siddiqui and Ershadul Haq, J.N. Medical College (India) -

Transitional epithelium of ureter with Schistosoma haematobium eggs in submucosa and muscle

Schistosome eggs in submucosa

Schistosome eggs in muscle layer

Schistosome eggs in muscle layer - note terminal spine

Schistosoma japonicum - small eggs, more rounded, no / minute terminal spine -

Schistosoma japonicum fluke


Schistosoma mansoni - lateral spine -

Schistosoma mansoni fluke

Schistosoma mansoni eggs

Contributed by Dr. Jennifer Stumph, Spectrum Health (USA) -

37 year old woman with S. mansoni eggs in colon biopsy

Schistosoma images type not identified -

Within tissue

Contributed by Dr. Lisa Cerilli -

With colonic mucosa

Granuloma surrounding egg

Contributed by Dr. Rico P. Lasaca, Divine Word Hospital (Phillipines)

Additional references

End of Parasitology > Schistosomiasis

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