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schistosomiasis japonica

 

Definition: infection with Schistosoma japonicum, characterized by dysenteric symptoms, painful enlargement of the liver and spleen, dropsy, urticaria, and progressive anemia.

Synonym(s): Asiatic schistosomiasis, cutaneous schistosomiasis japonica, kabure itch, kabure, Kinkiang fever, Oriental schistosomiasis, rice itch, urticarial fever, Yangtze Valley fever

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