Schistosoma haematobium infection in the female genital mucosa

  title={Schistosoma haematobium infection in the female genital mucosa},
  author={Peter Mark Jourdan},
Background: Close to 800 million people in the world are at risk of schistosomiasis, 85 per cent of whom live in Africa. Recent studies have indicated that female genital schistosomiasis might increase the risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The aim of this study is to quantify and analyse the characteristics of the vasculature surrounding Schistosoma haematobium ova in the female genital mucosa. Methodology/Principal Findings: Cervicovaginal biopsies with S. haematobium ova… CONTINUE READING


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