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Schistosomiasis A036

Document
Last amended 
30 June 2015
Current RMA Instruments:
Reasonable Hypothesis SOP
86 of 2010
Balance of Probabilities SOP
87 of 2010
Changes from Previous Instruments:

SOP Bulletin 120

ICD Coding:
  • ICD-9-CM Codes: 120
  • ICD-10-AM Codes: B65

Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease caused by flukes (flatworms) of the genus Schistosoma.  It is a common chronic disease particularly in Asia, Africa and South America.  It is often subclinical or only mildly symptomatic.

Is specific diagnostic evidence required to apply the SOP? – No.

Diagnosis is usually established by microscopic identification of eggs in stool or urine.

Are there sub-factors that require specific information? – No.
Additional diagnoses covered by SOP
  • Bilharzia
  • Bilharziosis
  • Katayama’s fever
Unconfirmed diagnosis

If, after applying the above information, you are unable to confirm the diagnosis, you should then:

  1. seek medical officer advice about further investigation, or;
  2. generate a diagnostic report, or;
  3. re-encode the condition, if appropriate.

The following may be useful in establishing the diagnosis:

  • Report from treating doctor