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acute systemic schistosomiasis causing a distinct serum sickness–like syndrome, usually associated with heavy infection by Schistosoma japonicum, characterized by fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, cough, headache, urticaria, hepatosplenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, marked eosinophilia, and usually increased levels of IgE and IgG. It was first reported from the Katayama River Valley in Japan.
acute early egg-laying phase of schistosomiasis, a toxemic syndrome in heavy primary infections, rarely seen in chronic cases. It is considered a form of immune complex disease or serum sickness-like condition. Described for schistosomiasis japonica, but observed with other forms as well.
[town in Japan where the d. is common]
A systemic allergic reaction to invasion of the body by Schistosoma larvae. It is marked by fevers, an urticarial rash, cough, enlargement of the lymph nodes and viscera, and eosinophilia.
See also: fever