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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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