Woman contracts rare illness from snail

After years of painful abdominal cramps Jackie was diagnosed with a chronic bladder condition. But then, one physician revealed the true cause of her pain as something much more shocking. Jackie was suffering from schistosomiasis, a rare parasitic infection carried by fresh water snails. Dr. Patrick Okolo, a gastroenterologist at Lenox Hill Hospital, explains the elusive ailment and how it is diagnosed.

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