Parasites of urological importance

Elijah O. Kehinde, Jehoram T. Anim, Parsotam R. Hira

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Abstract

With the world increasingly becoming a global village, transnational and transcontinental migration has become the order of the day. It is expected that migrants will take with them some diseases (including parasites) which are normally endemic in their countries of origin, to their host countries. Similarly, environmental changes that result from development of water resources, global warming, growth and migration of population can facilitate the spread of parasites. In this review we describe the epidemiology, presentation, diagnosis and treatment options of parasites that urologists may encounter. Notably among these parasites are Schistosoma haematobium, Echinococcus granulosus, Wuchereria bancrofti and Onchocerca volvulus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalUrologia Internationalis
Volume81
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2008

Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Epidemiology
  • Genitourinary tract
  • Parasites
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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