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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2016, Article ID 5438204, 3 pages
Case Report

Ultrasonographic Diagnosis of Schistosoma mansoni Eggs in Rectum

1Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA
2Endoscopia Clínica e Cirúrgica, 30150-270 Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
3CNPq, 71605-001 Brasilia, DF, Brazil
4Laboratório ANALYS Patologia, 30130-130 Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

Received 8 April 2016; Accepted 29 June 2016

Academic Editor: Paul Horrocks

Copyright © 2016 Fabio G. Rodrigues et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Schistosomiasis is a trematode infection endemic in more than 70 countries that affects an estimated 250 million people. We report the case of a 60-year-old healthy female referred for endoscopic ultrasound after rectal examination revealed granular lesions. Ultrasound revealed the presence of deep mucosal nodular lesions with calcified/hyperechoic inclusions. Histologic evaluation has confirmed the final diagnosis of chronic schistosomal colitis. In patients with nonspecific intestinal lesions without a suspected diagnosis of schistosomiasis, endoscopic ultrasound can be enlightening. Schistosomiasis is still an endemic infection in some parts of Brazil and other tropical regions, causing colorectal lesions with unspecific presentation.