oa South African Medical Journal - Negative cercarial antigen skin tests in proved urinary bilharziasis in children
|Article Title||Negative cercarial antigen skin tests in proved urinary bilharziasis in children|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 *South African Institute for Medical Research **South African Institute for Medical Research, and Bilharzia Natural History Unit, South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research ***Union Health Department|
|Publication Date||Apr 1953|
|Pages||295 - 296|
|Keyword(s)||B. Haematobium, Schistosomiasis, Skin test and Urinary bilharziasis|
I. The value of skin test in the diagnosis of bilharziasis is discussed. 2. Of 27 children between the ages of 9 and 16 years passing B. haematobium ova in the urine. only 3 (11%) gave a positive skin reaction. 3. The skin sensitization appears to be related to the duration of infection or possibly to the age of the patient. 4. A negative skin test, particularly in a child, does not exclude the diagnosis of bilharziasis.
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