SAMJ: South African Medical Journal
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BOTES, S N; IBIROGBA, S B y KAHN, D. Schistosomiasis misdiagnosed as abdominal tuberculosis. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2015, vol.105, n.2, pp. 159-160. ISSN 2078-5135. http://dx.doi.org/10.7196/samj.9269.
Schistosomiasis (also termed bilharzia, after the tropical disease specialist Theodor Bilharz) is a waterborne parasitic infection. It was first described in the appendix in 1909, but despite awareness of the disease for more than a century, few data on its exact incidence are available.