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Cervical schistosomiasis
  1. S. Sharma1,
  2. D. Boyle1,
  3. M. H. Wansbrough-Jones2,
  4. P. L. Chiodini3 and
  5. J. R. Smith1
  1. 1Imperial College of Science, Medicine and Technology, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital,
  2. 2Department of Infectious Disease, St. George's Hospital Medical School, and
  3. 3Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London, UK
  1. Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Mr. J. R. Smith, Consultant Gynecologist, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road, London SW10 9NH, United Kingdom.


We present a case history of a woman who was diagnosed as having cervical schistosomiasis on histology following investigations for abnormal cervical smear. Schistosomiasis of the female genital tract can present with varied symptoms and there is a need for greater awareness of this diagnosis as the number of travellers to schistosomiasis-endemic areas rises. Travellers to these areas should be warned about the risk of swimming in lakes and rivers.

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