Case of invasive adenocarcinoma of the cervix in a human immunodeficiency virus and schistosome co-infected patient

  • Louis-Jacques Jean van Bogaert National Health Laboratory Service

Abstract

I read with interest the case report on invasive adenocarcinoma of the cervix in a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and schistosome co-infected patient.1 I would like to make some comments. Schistosomiasis is endemic in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal. Prevention rests on two legs: water sanitation and the screening of schoolchildren. Because of the high cost of water sanitation, the main preventive measure is screening and treatment at school level. Unfortunately, no systematic prevention programme has been implemented in South Africa.2,3

Author Biography

Louis-Jacques Jean van Bogaert, National Health Laboratory Service
MD, MMed (Obstet Gynaecol), MMed (Anat Path), MPhil, DPhil, PhD National Health Laboratory Service and University of Limpopo Polokwane South Africa
Published
2014-01-21
Section
Letters to the Editor