A review of female genital schistosomiasis.

  title={A review of female genital schistosomiasis.},
  author={Eyrun F Kjetland and Peter Derek Christian Leutscher and Patricia Doris Ndhlovu},
  journal={Trends in parasitology},
  volume={28 2},
In a review of the studies on genital schistosomiasis, the cervix, the Fallopian tubes, and the vagina are the most common gynaecological sites to harbour Schistosoma haematobium. Lesions are caused by host responses to dead or viable schistosomiasis eggs and may render women with genital schistosomiasis susceptible to HIV. The typical genital changes, such as sandy patches and pathological blood vessels may make women susceptible to super-infection, cause contact bleeding, decreased fertility… CONTINUE READING
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