Research Article

Cutaneous ectopic schistosomiasis.

Br Med J 1976; 2 doi: (Published 11 September 1976) Cite this as: Br Med J 1976;2:619
  1. D M MacDonald,
  2. J G Morrison


    Two cases of cutaneous schistosomiasis due to ectopic ova have recently been seen. Both patients presented with abdominal papular lesions, which were found on biopsy to contain schistosoma ova. To reach these abdominal sites mature worms probably migrate from the portal circulation to the paraumbilical veins, where they anastomose with veins of the caval system.