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Medical Term:

ectopic schistosomiasis

 

Definition: a clinical form of schistosomiasis that occurs outside of the normal site of parasitism (mesenteric vein or hepatic portals); may result from accidental blood-borne transport of schistosome eggs or, rarely, adult worms, to various unusual sites such as the skin, brain, or spinal cord.

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