What are expected antibody test results during acute schistosomiasis (Katayama syndrome)?

Updated: Jun 11, 2020
  • Author: Shadab Hussain Ahmed, MD, AAHIVS, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Antibody tests are generally negative during the acute presentation of Katayama syndrome, although serology often becomes positive before eggs become detectable. Seroconversion generally occurs 4-8 weeks after infection.

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