Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

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


Humphrey D Mazigo1, Maria Zinga1, Jorg Heukelbach2, Peter Rambau3 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Mazigo HD, Zinga M, Heukelbach J, Rambau P. Case series of adenocarcinoma of the prostate associated with Schistosoma haematobium infection in Tanzania.J Global Infect Dis 2010;2:307-309


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Mazigo HD, Zinga M, Heukelbach J, Rambau P. Case series of adenocarcinoma of the prostate associated with Schistosoma haematobium infection in Tanzania. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2010 [cited 2022 Sep 27 ];2:307-309
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