ID#: 17944
Photographed in Puerto Rico, the young boy seen lying in this hospital bed had been admitted due to an enlargement detected in both his liver and spleen, known respectively as hepatomegaly, and splenomegaly, as well as a mild case of ascites, or excessive fluid found within the abdominal cavity. The cause of these findings was determined to be a parasitic worm known as Schistosoma mansoni, and the disease is known as schistosomiasis.
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