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Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Print version ISSN 1413-8670On-line version ISSN 1678-4391
BASILIO-DE-OLIVEIRA, Carlos Alberto; AQUINO, Armando; SIMON, Eliane Francine and EYER-SILVA, Walter A.. Concomitant prostatic schistosomiasis and sdenocarcinoma: case report and review. Braz J Infect Dis [online]. 2002, vol.6, n.1, pp.45-49. ISSN 1413-8670. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-86702002000100007.
The term schistosomiasis encompasses a group of infectious disorders caused by five species of the genus Schistosoma, a blood trematode of outstanding importance in tropical areas. Some of these disorders have long been associated with malignant neoplasia, the most striking association being between disease caused by Schistosoma haematobium, the predominant etiological agent of urinary schistosomiasis, and squamous cell carcinoma of the bladder, a relatively uncommon vesical cancer in non-endemic areas. Four cases of simultaneous adenocarcinoma and schistosomiasis of the prostate have been previously reported (S. haematobium in three and S. mansoni in one). We report a fifth case of concomitant adenocarcinoma and schistosomiasis of the prostate in a 68-year-old Brazilian patient infected with S. mansoni. We also review the medical literature on the association between schistosomiasis and cancer.
Keywords : Adenocarcinoma; prostate; schistosomiasis.