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Title: A Case of Urogenital Human Schistosomiasis from a Non-endemic Area
Author: Calvo-Cano, Antonia
Cnops, Lieselotte
Huyse, Tine
van Lieshout, Lisette
Pardos, Josefina
Valls, M. Eugenia
Franco, Agustín
Rollinson, David
Gascón i Brustenga, Joaquim
Keywords: Esquistosomes
Infeccions del tracte urinari
Urinary tract infections
Issue Date: 5-Nov-2015
Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Abstract: Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease reported in 78 countries, with an additional recent outbreak in Corsica. Generally, Schistosoma haematobium causes urogenital problems, whereas S. mansoni, S. japonicum, S. mekongi, S. guineensis, and S. intercalatum generate intestinal symptoms. Occasionally, ectopic tissue tropisms and infections by parasites resulting from hybridization occur. Geographical distribution and transmission of Schistosoma species depend on the presence of suitable intermediate snail hosts to complete the life cycle. Here we report on an unusual case of urogenital schistosomiasis in a Dominican adult male, living in Spain, with no history of visiting a known endemic area.
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It is part of: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2015, vol. 9, num. 11, p. e0004053
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ISSN: 1935-2727
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