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Bilharzia

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  • Posted By: keithh
  • September 28, 2008
  • 10:21 PM

My ex-wife was born in Swaziland and was treated for bilharzia as a child. About 10 years ago (aged 35) the doctors found that she had cirrhosis of the liver because the bilharzia had not originally been properly treated. I have heard via the kids that she is sick again with liver problems.

I understand the conditions that can be caused by bilharzia but I would like to know whether the children could be affected by the disease. Can bilharzia be passed from mother to child?

Hope someone can reassure me
Keith

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  • well i am very sorry to hear that so i just want to wish the best of lucklots of loveminajj
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 15, 2008
    • 05:58 PM
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  • My ex-wife was born in Swaziland and was treated for bilharzia as a child. About 10 years ago (aged 35) the doctors found that she had cirrhosis of the liver because the bilharzia had not originally been properly treated. I have heard via the kids that she is sick again with liver problems. I understand the conditions that can be caused by bilharzia but I would like to know whether the children could be affected by the disease. Can bilharzia be passed from mother to child? Hope someone can reassure meKeithI'm afraid I cannot provide some solid reassurance, Keith; some parasites are known to be able to be passed on from mother to child. So there may be some chance that the children have the schistosomes (parasites responsible for bilharzia) too.I'm very sorry; but luckily it can be readily treated.God Bless
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 26, 2010
    • 09:25 AM
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  • i feel so sorry 4 u!I hope ur children r all rite, and i hop u the best of luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 28, 2010
    • 04:20 AM
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