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African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
ISSN: 1680-6905
EISSN: 1680-6905
Vol. 12, No. 4, 2012, pp. 563-565
Bioline Code: hs12095
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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African Health Sciences, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2012, pp. 563-565

 en Primary infertility associated with schitosoma mansoni: a case report from the Jos plateau, north central Nigeria
Adisa, J; Egbujo, EM; Yahaya, BA & Echejoh, G


Testicular schistosomiasis caused by Schistosoma mansoni check for this species in other resources is very rare and more so when associated with primary infertility. A 40 years old man from the Jos Plateau, North Central Nigeria presented with primary infertility after ten years of marriage. Sperm count revealed oligospermia and he also complained of inability to sustain erection. Testicular biopsy revealed several ova of Schistosoma mansoni in the connective tissue of the testes. Cases of infertility in endemic areas especially when there is no supply of potable water should raise suspicion of schistosomiasis among other pathologies and possible hormonal disturbances when the testes are involved.

Schistosomiasis, testes, infertility

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