Schistosoma haematobium in a human immunodeficiency virus-positive patient with cancer of the cervix

  • Alain Marcel Hocepied University of Pretoria
  • Roy Lakier University of Pretoria
Keywords: HIV, Cervical cancer, Schistosoma haematobium, Praziquantel


Schistosomiasis of the genital tract is uncommon, but is not infrequently encountered in Africa.1,2 Usually it will involve the rectum or the bladder, but genital tract involvement has been reported in areas with a high prevalence of the disease.3 Furthermore, schistosomiasis may increase the risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.4 It has also been postulated that schistosomiasis may be a risk factor for the development of cervical cancer.5

Author Biographies

Alain Marcel Hocepied, University of Pretoria
MD, MMed(RadOnc) Consultant Department of Radiation Oncology University of Pretoria
Roy Lakier, University of Pretoria
BSc, MBChB, MMed(RadOnc) Head of Department Department of Radiation Oncology University of Pretoria
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