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]
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Katayama syndromeA set of allergic phenomena associated with the penetration of the skin and invasion of the body by the larval stage (CERCARIAE) of SCHISTOSOMIASIS. The effects include local itching, URTICARIA, fever, headache, muscle aches, abdominal pain, cough, patchy pneumonia and enlargement of the SPLEEN. (Kunika Katayama, 1856–1931, Japanese physician)
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