par Catteau, Xavier ;Fakhri, Anass ;Albert, Valerie ;Doukoure, Brahima ;Noël, Jean Christophe
Référence ISRN obstetrics and gynecology, 2011, page (242140)
Publication Publié, 2011
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) is an isolated chronic form of schistosomiasis. Although most infections occur in residents of endemic areas, it has been clearly documented that brief freshwater exposure is sufficient to establish infection; thus, travellers may also be infected. The clinical manifestations of FGS are nonspecific, and lesions may mimic any neoplastic or infectious process in the female genital tract. It is important to take a careful history and physical examination, making sure to consider travel history in endemic areas. The diagnosis is confirmed by microscopy with egg identification or by serology. The standard of care for treatment is a single dose of oral praziquantel which avoids complications and substantial morbidity. Herein, we report a rare and original case of FGS in a European woman.