Infectious Disease Compendium

Katayama Fever

Diagnosis

Acute Schistosoma. 4 to 8 weeks after wading or swimming presents with fever, headache, myalgias, malaise, and anorexia.

Epidemiologic Risks

Wading or swimming in fresh water in SE Asia.

Microbiology

Schistosoma.

Empiric Therapy

S. mansoni or S. haematobium: Praziquantel two doses in one day of 20 mg/kg.

Schistosomiasis japonicum or S. mekongi: Praziquantel 20 mg/kg three times in 1 day.

Pearls

Rants

ICD9 Codes (Soon to be supplanted by ICD10)

Katayama fever 120.2.