Human oesophagostomiasis: clinical presentations and subclinical colonic pathology

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Human oesophagostomiasis: clinical presentations and subclinical colonic pathology

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Human oesophagostomiasis: clinical presentations and subclinical colonic pathology
Author: StoreyP.A.
Issue Date: 2001-02-15
Keywords: Infections
Oesophagostomum bifurcum
Ghana
Abstract: In 1986, following the discovery that Oesophagostomum eggs are excreted by people living in northern Ghana and Togo, Polderman and Gigase concluded that Oesophagostomum worms are able to complete their life cycle in humans, and that the helminth causes considerable disease in this area. There have been many cases of clinical oesophagostomiasis reported in the literature over the last century, but diagnosis has usually been based on a pathology specimen and clinical details have been sparse. We therefore amassed a cohort of 156 patients presenting to Nalerigu hospital in northern Ghana, and identified two distinct clinical presentations of the disease, Dapaong tumour and multinodular disease.
Promotor: Supervisor: Deelder A.M. Co-Supervisor: Polderman A.M. , Magnussen P.
Faculty: Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)
University: Leiden University
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/13930
 

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