Schistosomiasis haematobium as a cause of vulvar hypertrophy

Joop S.e. Laven, Michel P.h. Vleugels*, Anthonius S.m. Dofferhoff, Peter Bloembergen

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Schistosomiasis is the most frequently imported helminthic infection in The Netherlands. Patients with Schistosoma haematobium infections usually present with fever, hematuria, dysuria, or urinary frequency. The ectopic localizations in female genital schistosomiasis are frequently misdiagnosed or confounded with sexually transmitted diseases or genital tract cancers. This paper describes a patient who presented with vulvar hypertrophy as a symptom of acute female genital schistosomiasis. The aim of this paper is to draw attention to a neglected parasitic disease that in the future will be encountered in increasing numbers in Western Europe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-216
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1998
Externally publishedYes


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