Prostate adenocarcinoma associated with prostatic infection due to Schistosoma haematobium. Case report and systematic review

Jacinta Chaves Figueiredo, Joachim Richter, Nilo Borja, Antonino Balaca, Sandra Costa, Silvana Belo, Maria Amélia Grácio

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Abstract

Schistosomiasis affects more than 240 million people worldwide, an infection which may cause urogenital manifestations including, among others, squamous bladder cancer and prostate involvement. We describe the first case of a prostate adenocarcinoma associated with prostatic Schistosoma haematobium infection occurring in Angola. Prostate carcinoma was suspected because of high levels of prostate-specific antigen. This observation prompted us to review the literature on schistosomiaisis with respect to genital pathology and prostate cancer. Described genital manifestations in men include funiculitis, epididymitis, granulomata of the seminal vesicles, testicular masses, and prostate lesions which may cause haematospermia and infertility. In contrast to bladder cancer, only 12 reports including the present case on 17 cases on prostate carcinoma associated with schistosomiasis have been published worldwide. The rarity of reports on prostate carcinoma associated with schistosomiasis is partly due to diagnostic constraints, and its incidence is underestimated. However, in emerging countries, the incidence of prostate cancer appears to increase mainly as a result of urbanization and improved access to health care where schistosomiasis prevalence is decreasing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-358
Number of pages8
JournalParasitology Research
Volume114
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Schistosoma haematobium
systematic review
prostatic neoplasms
adenocarcinoma
schistosomiasis
Schistosomiasis
Prostate
Adenocarcinoma
case studies
Infection
Prostatic Neoplasms
infection
Carcinoma
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
genitalia
Hemospermia
Angola
prostate-specific antigen
epididymitis
Epididymitis

Keywords

  • Africa
  • Angola
  • Cancer
  • Prostate
  • Prostate adenocarcinoma
  • Schistosoma haematobium
  • Schistosomiasis

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Figueiredo, Jacinta Chaves ; Richter, Joachim ; Borja, Nilo ; Balaca, Antonino ; Costa, Sandra ; Belo, Silvana ; Grácio, Maria Amélia. / Prostate adenocarcinoma associated with prostatic infection due to Schistosoma haematobium. Case report and systematic review. In: Parasitology Research. 2014 ; Vol. 114, No. 2. pp. 351-358.
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