This infection is caused by a kind of worm that gets into the blood stream,it is one of the "blood flukes" .
It is common in most of africa in areas where the disease is known to occur.any person who has blood in his urine should have his urinne checked under a mircroscope to see if it has fluke eggs .
1. The most common signs is blood in the urine, especially when passing the last drops.
2. Pain may occur in the lower belly and between the legs.it is usually worst at the end of urinating
3. Low fever may occur
4. After months or years, the kidney may be badly damage--causing swelling and death
Treat with metrofinate, prazinquatel and oxamniquine
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