Sound Around the World: Ultrasound for Tropical Diseases

Daniel Kaminstein, Tom Heller, Francesca Tamarozzi

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Ultrasound for diagnosis and staging of schistosomiasis and echinococcosis have paved the way over the past several decades for the application of ultrasound in tropical diseases. Until recently, the size and cost of ultrasound systems limited the application in low-resource settings. The increase in portable ultrasound systems has given more clinicians access to ultrasound, and clinically based protocols for the care of patients have emerged, such as focused assessment with sonography for HIV/TB and tropical cardiac ultrasound. This article explores the history and current use of ultrasound in these diseases and highlights their application in the care of patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-195
Number of pages27
JournalInfectious Disease Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2019


  • Echinococcosis
  • FASH
  • Practical application
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Tropical disease
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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