Tubal Ectopic Gestation Associated with Genital Schistosomiasis: A Case Report

Muhammad B. Aminu, Kabiru Abdullahi, Lamaran M. Dattijo

Abstract

Schistosoma are trematode blood flukes of the family Schistosomidae affecting the urinary and gastro-intestinal tracts. Riverine areas of the world such as in Africa, Eastern Mediterranean, Central American and East Asia are endemic for the disease, with S. haematobium accounting for most of the symptomatic genital infection. A case of a 25-year-old woman with 8 weeks  amenorrhoea, lower abdominal pain and per vaginal bleeding  was managed for ruptured ectopic pregnancy and discovered to have tubal infection by Schistosoma  on histological examination is presented. Afr J Reprod Health 2014; 18[2]: 144-146).

 

Keywords: Ectopic Gestation, Genital Schistosomiasis

             

Résumé

Les schistosomes sont des douves sanguines de la famille Schistosomiase affectent les voies urinaires et gastro-intestinaux. Les zones riveraines du monde comme l'Afrique,  la Méditerranée Orientale,  l'Amérique Centrale et l’Asie de l'Est sont endémiques de la maladie, la S. hématobie étant responsable de la  plupart des infections génitales symptomatiques. Un cas d'une femme de 25 ans qui présentaient des 8 semaines d'aménorrhée, des douleurs abdominales basses et par des saignements vaginaux a été géré pour la grossesse extra-utérine rompue et l’examen histologique a découvert une infection des trompes par le schistosome.  Afr J Reprod Health 2014; 18[2]: 144-146).

 


Mots clés: gestation extra-utérine, schistosomiase génitale

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