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Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1985 Dec;109(12):1121-3.

Squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix subsequent to amebiasis.

Abstract

We studied the development of a well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix five years after cervical infection with Entamoeba histolytica by documenting the findings of specimens obtained by repeated biopsies in a 69-year-old woman. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a malignant neoplasm of the uterine cervix subsequent to amebiasis. Amebiasis superimposed on malignant neoplasms of the female genital tract has been reported before. We raise the question of a possible causal relationship between amebiasis and subsequent squamous cell carcinomas of the cervix.

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