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Medical Term:

schistosomiasis mansoni

Pronunciation: man-so'ne


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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