Crohn's disease and schistostomiasis: A rare coexistence

Authors N. Viazis, J. Vlachogiannakos, E. Komninou, K. Papaxoinis, D. Georgiadis, M. Rodias, M.E. Kopaka, D.G. Karamanolis.


According to WHO over 200 million people worldwide suffer from schistosomiasis and the main disease causing species are Schistosoma haematobium, Schistosoma Japonicum and Schistosoma mansoni1. S. mansoni is considered to be endemic in parts of Africa, the Middle East and South America, but is thought to be extremely rare in Greece. Herein we present a case of a patient presenting with a S. mansoni infection who was subsequently diagnosed with Crohn's disease.
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