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schistosomiasis mansoni

Pronunciation: man-so'ne

Definition: infection with Schistosoma mansoni, the eggs of which invade the wall of the large intestine and the liver, causing irritation, inflammation, and ultimately fibrosis.

Synonym(s): intestinal schistosomiasis, Manson disease, Manson schistosomiasis

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