Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Study | Open Access

Incidental Colonic Schistosomiasis Found After Polypectomy

Chidiebele A Enunwa1*, Eric M Montminy2, Nathaniel J Mclaughlin3 and Benjamin A Guider2

1Department of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, USA 2Department of Gastroenterology, Tulane University School of Medicine, USA 3Department of Pathology, Tulane University School of Medicine, USA

*Correspondance to: Chidiebele A Enunwa 

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Abstract

Schistosomiasis is a parasitic infection endemic to parts of Africa, Asia, and South America. Its incidence in North America has increased, allowing for study of classic presentations. Colonic schistosomiasis typically results in a granulomatous reaction with systemic symptoms. This case describes the unusual course of a 54 year old male patient with nonspecific abdominal pain incidentally found to have colonic schistosomiasis after routine polypectomy.

Keywords:

Parasite; Polypectomy; Colonoscopy

Citation:

Enunwa CA, Montminy EM, Mclaughlin NJ, Guider BA. Incidental Colonic Schistosomiasis Found After Polypectomy. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2020; 5: 1865.

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