0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
ARTICLE |

BILHARZIASIS IN SOUTH AFRICA

F. G. CAWSTON, M.D.
JAMA. 1918;70(7):439-441. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600070013004.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

In certain parts of South Africa a varying proportion of the population suffers from hematuria, caused by the presence in the urine of numerous spine-pointed eggs. The condition is due to a trematode worm, Schistosoma, which inhabits the blood-vessels of the bladder and portal system. It is especially prevalent among the school children of the low veldt, and careful analysis of certain schools has shown that 80 per cent. of the boys and one in ten of the girls are infected.

Many of the young persons who harbor the Bilharzia worm complain of no other sympton than that of hematuria; but in most instances this is remarkably protracted and, when the more obvious signs of the disease have disappeared for many years, ova may still be present in the urine. In the severer forms of the disease patients complain of constant or occasional aching pains in the back, pain on

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();