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Malawi study signals need for more research on female genital schistosomiasis

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Malawi study signals need for more research on female genital schistosomiasis

A survey was carried out in Malawi in 1994 to assess the extent of female genital pathology associated with Schistosoma haematobium infection. Thirty-three of 51 women with urinary schistosomiasis had schistosome eggs in their cervix, vagina and/or vulva. There was a significant correlation between the size of the genital lesion and the number of helminth eggs.

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Accession: 002889437

PMID: 12348839

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