Female genital schistosomiasis.
Schistosoma haemtobium infection in travelers from endemic areas is usually asymptomatic, or presents with hematuria. Uncommon manifestations include neurological syndromes, genital dysaesthesias and watery or blood stained semen. This organism also causes disease within all structures of the female genital tract because of communications between pelvic venous complexes, and can occur long after return home. Schistosomiasis may not be suspected, resulting in delays in diagnosis and treatment. We present two cases which illustrate the diverse nature of this condition.
Crump, JA; Murdoch, DR; Chambers, ST; Aickin, DR; Hunter, LA
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