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Grades of Homeida et al for Symmers' Periportal Fibrosis in Schistosoma mansoni Infection

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Gastroenterology
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

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Description:

Patients with Schistosoma mansoni infections may develop Symmers' periportal fibrosis. This may progress to portal hypertension with development of collateral circulation and esophageal varices. Homeida et al developed a grading scheme for the periportal fibrosis which can be used for ultrasonography.

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