Global & Disaster Medicine

Interviewing Clarissa Prazeres da Costa, MD about female genital schistosomiasis

Global Health Now

“…..More than 220 million people worldwide suffer from schistosomiasis, and the infection is well known in the global health community. But a subset of infected people – women who carry schisto in their genital organs – get little attention……Female genital schistosomiasis can bring a slew of serious problems including pain, bloody discharges, infertility, incontinence, ulcers, pregnancy problems and tumors…….

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Schistosomiasis lifecycle

 

 


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