Genitourinary schistosomiasis: life cycle and radiologic-pathologic findings.

  title={Genitourinary schistosomiasis: life cycle and radiologic-pathologic findings.},
  author={Haytham M Shebel and Khaled M. Elsayes and Heba M Abou El Atta and Yehia M Elguindy and Tarek A. El-Diasty},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  volume={32 4},
Genitourinary schistosomiasis is produced by Schistosoma haematobium, a species of fluke that is endemic to Africa and the Middle East, and causes substantial morbidity and mortality in those regions. It also may be seen elsewhere, as a result of travel or immigration. S haematobium, one of the five fluke species that account for most human cases of schistosomiasis, is the only species that infects the genitourinary system, where it may lead to a wide spectrum of clinical symptoms and signs. In… CONTINUE READING
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