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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 307-309

Case series of adenocarcinoma of the prostate associated with Schistosoma haematobium infection in Tanzania


1 Departments of Medical Parasitology and Entomology, Weill-Bugando University College of Health Sciences, P.O. Box 1464, Mwanza, Tanzania
2 Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil; Anton Breinl Centre for Tropical Medicine and Public Health; School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
3 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Weill-Bugando University College of Health Sciences, P.O. Box 1464, Mwanza, Tanzania

Correspondence Address:
Humphrey D Mazigo
Departments of Medical Parasitology and Entomology, Weill-Bugando University College of Health Sciences, P.O. Box 1464, Mwanza, Tanzania

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DOI: 10.4103/0974-777X.68540

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In endemic areas, schistosomiasis has been associated with the pathogenesis of bladder, prostate, colorectal and renal carcinoma. However, the relationship between prostate cancer and schistosomiasis infection remains controversial. Here we present a series of three cases from Tanzania of prostatic adenocarcinoma associated with urinary schistosomiasis.


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