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Renal scintigraphy with 99MTC-DMSA in brazilian patients infected with Schistosoma haematobium

Author(s): d’Almeida, Joaquim. | Maliska, Carmelindo | Expósito Penas, Maria | Almeida Cruz, Maria das Graças, de

Journal: Alasbimn Journal
ISSN 0717-4055

Volume: 9;
Issue: 37;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: Schistosomiasis | Schistosoma haematobium | renal radionuclide imaging | Brazilian Patients | 99mTc-DMSA | Renal scarring

The objective of this study was renal tubular function evaluation and investigate the presence of renal scarring in patients infected with Schistosomiasis haematobia, by means of renal scintigraphies using 99mTc-DMSA in 19 male symptomatic patients. This study was done at Hospital Central do Exército, Rio de Janeiro (RJ) Brazil from September-2000 to December-2001 in soldiers infected with S.haematobium during a mission of peace in Mozambique. Seven (36.8%) among 19 patients presented cold areas in scintigraphy corresponding to renal scars, during a period of 10 to 84 months after firts clinical manifestations. Cold areas had no correlation neither with initial clinical manifestations nor with evolution time of the disease.
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