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J Glob Infect Dis. 2010 Sep;2(3):307-9. doi: 10.4103/0974-777X.68540.

Case Series of Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate Associated with Schistosoma haematobium Infection in Tanzania.

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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.


Adenocarcinoma; Prostate; Schistosoma haematobium; Schistosomiasis; Tanzania

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