Barcoding hybrids: heterogeneous distribution of Schistosoma haematobium x Schistosoma bovis hybrids across the Senegal River Basin KU Leuven Institute of Tropical Medicine
Acute schistosomiasis with a Schistosoma mattheei x Schistosoma haematobium hybrid species in a cluster of 34 travelers infected in South Africa Institute of Tropical Medicine
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of schistosomiasis remains elusive soon after infection. We evaluated several diagnostic methods in a cluster of travelers with simultaneous freshwater exposure in South Africa.
METHODS: Eosinophil count, schistosome antibody tests, stool and urine microscopy, and serum Dra1 PCR assays were performed at weeks 4-5 (early symptomatic phase), 7-8 (praziquantel treatment), and 13-14 (after treatment). Sequencing was ...
Cytokine Responses to Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma haematobium in Relation to Infection in a Co-endemic Focus in Northern Senegal KU Leuven Institute of Tropical Medicine
Cytokine Responses to Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma haematobium in Relation to Infection in a Co-endemic Focus in Northern Senegal KU Leuven
Non-typhoidal Salmonella intestinal carriage in a Schistosoma mansoni endemic community in a rural area of the Democratic Republic of Congo Institute of Tropical Medicine KU Leuven
BACKGROUND: Clinical observations and animal studies have suggested that Salmonella intestinal carriage is promoted by concurrent Schistosoma infection. The present study assessed association of Salmonella intestinal carriage and Schistosoma mansoni infection among individuals in a Schistosoma endemic area in sub-Saharan Africa.
METHODS: From November 2015 to March 2016, a cross-sectional community-wide study was conducted in Kifua II, ...
Bladder morbidity and hepatic fibrosis in mixed Schistosoma haematobium and S. mansoni infections: a population-wide study in northern Senegal Institute of Tropical Medicine
Diagnosis and Clinical Management of Schistosoma haematobium-Schistosoma bovis Hybrid Infection in a Cluster of Travelers Returning From Mali KU Leuven Institute of Tropical Medicine
Population genetics of African Schistosoma species Institute of Tropical Medicine KU Leuven
Blood flukes within the genus Schistosoma (schistosomes) are responsible for the major disease, schistosomiasis, in tropical and sub-tropical areas. This disease is predominantly present on the African continent with more than 85% of the human cases. Schistosomes are also parasites of veterinary importance infecting livestock and wildlife. Schistosoma population genetic structure and diversity are important characteristics that may reflect ...