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Turk Patoloji Derg. 2012;28(2):175-7. doi: 10.5146/tjpath.2012.01120.

A rare parasitic infection in Turkey: schistosomiasis. Case report.

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Department of Pathology, Uludağ University, Faculty of Medicine, Bursa, Turkey.


Schistosomiasis is a water-borne parasitic disease. It is endemic in tropical and subtropical countries mainly in Africa and the eastern Mediterranean region. We report a case of a 37-year-old male who attended our hospital for terminal hematuria and irritative voiding symptoms. Schistosoma haematobium eggs were found in his urine sediment. He underwent transurethral resection of the bladder. Pathological study confirmed the existence of vesical schistosomiasis. S. haematobium cases are rarely seen in Turkey. Epidemiological and clinical significance of S. haematobium has been discussed.

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