Sara Giorgini1, Alberto Licci2, Francesco Catanzariti3, Rodolfo Montironi4 and Roberta Mazzucchelli4*
1Clinical Pathology Division, Murri Hospital, Italy
2Infectious Disease Division, Murri Hospital, Italy
3Urology Division, Murri Hospital, Italy
4Section of Pathological Anatomy, Polytechnic University of the Marche Region, Italy
Urogenital schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease, endemic in sub-Saharan Africa and in the Middle East. We report two cases of African young men, immigrant in our country, came to our attention for hematuria. Schistosoma haematobium eggs were found in their urine sediment and the histological examination of the tissue obtained from transurethral resection for both patients confirmed the bladder schistosomiasis. We discussed clinical and pathological features, and the complications that may develop as a result of this parasitism, mainly the bladder neoplasia.
Urogenital schistosomiasis; Schistosoma haematobium; Bladder; Bladder neoplasia; Squamous cell carcinoma
Giorgini S, Licci A, Catanzariti F, Montironi R, Mazzucchelli R. A Rare Disease But Not Too Much in Times of Globalization. Ann Urol Res. 2017; 1(2);1008.