Portopulmonary hypertension syndrome in schistosomiasis mansoni

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. Jul-Aug 2002;96(4):427-8. doi: 10.1016/s0035-9203(02)90381-0.


Portopulmonary hypertension syndrome (PPHS) is a complication of portal hypertension where the substrate is micro-vessel lesions which are indicative of plexogenic arteriopathy. PPHS has not been linked to pulmonary schistosomiasis. We report, to the best of our knowledge for the first time, a case of PPHS associated with schistosomiasis mansoni.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Hypertension, Portal / parasitology*
  • Hypertension, Pulmonary / parasitology*
  • Male
  • Schistosomiasis mansoni / complications*