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Travel Med Infect Dis. 2012 Jul;10(4):205-7. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2012.05.001. Epub 2012 Jun 1.

Urinary incontinence due to the presence of necrotic adult Schistosoma haematobium parasite in the bladder following travel to Egypt.

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Department of Urology and Pediatric Urology, Julius Maximilian University Medical School, Würzburg, Germany.


A case of seronegative urinary Schistosomiasis is reported in a 68-year-old Caucasian male presenting with urgency of micturition and incontinence several months after bathing in a chlorinated pool of a first class hotel in Egypt. The symptoms were initiated by a necrotic adult Schistosoma haematobium parasite found in the urinary bladder following a cystoscopic examination. The purpose of this report is to describe this probable and uncommon source of Schistosomiasis, to demonstrate that Schistosoma parasites can also be found in the urinary bladder and to emphasize the importance of travel history.

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