oa Southern African Journal of Gynaecological Oncology - Schistosoma haematobium in a human immunodeficiency virus-positive patient with cancer of the cervix : case study
|Article Title||Schistosoma haematobium in a human immunodeficiency virus-positive patient with cancer of the cervix : case study|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Gynaecological Oncology|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria and 2 University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
|Pages||62 - 63|
|Keyword(s)||Cervical cancer, HIV, Praziquantel and Schistosoma haematobium|
Schistosomiasis of the genital tract is uncommon, but is not infrequently encountered in Africa. Usually it will involve the rectum or the bladder, but genital tract involvement has been reported in areas with a high prevalence of the disease. Furthermore, schistosomiasis may increase the risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. It has also been postulated that schistosomiasis may be a risk factor for the development of cervical cancer.
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