Fever and urticaria in an African refugee


Professor Elizabeth Elliott, c/o The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia. Fax: +61 2 9845 3389; email: elizabe2@chw.edu.au


Abstract:  An 11-year-old African refugee presented with fever and urticaria commencing 2-h after taking praziquantel. He had been well previously, and the praziquantel was given to treat a serological diagnosis of schistosomiasis. The main differential diagnosis was between acute schistosomiasis and a drug reaction.