Schistosoma haematobium: A Delayed Cause of Hematuria.


Journal Article

A 22-year-old African American man with recurrent episodes of gross hematuria for 6 months presented to the clinic for evaluation. A thorough history revealed that the patient emigrated from Mozambique to the United States 12 years ago. Urine culture was negative for a urinary tract infection. Cystoscopy revealed 4 lesions in the bladder. Biopsy of the bladder lesion revealed severe cystitis and Schistosoma haematobium. The patient later confirmed that he used to swim in rivers and streams back in Africa. He completed a course of praziquantel and his gross hematuria resolved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tan, WP; Hwang, T; Park, J-W; Elterman, L

Published Date

  • September 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 107 /

Start / End Page

  • e7 - e8

PubMed ID

  • 28652164

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28652164

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1527-9995

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.urology.2017.06.021


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States