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Joint diagnosis of cervical cancer and female genital schistosomiasis, step 1.

See this 7-minute video for an overview (press link): Sub-Saharan girls and women at risk of Female Genital Schistosomiasis (FGS) are currently not being diagnosed or treated. Health care professionals require several weeks of training and there are only a handful of professionals who are proficient in FGS diagnosis. We are now joining forces with the cervical cancer screening... read more

Female Genital Schistosomiasis lesions explored using Circulating Anodic Antigen (CAA) as an indicator for living schistosoma worms

Nemungadi TG, Kleppa E, van Dam GJ, Corstjens PLAM, Galappaththi-Arachchige HN, Pillay P, Gundersen SG, Vennervald BJ, Ndhlovu PD, Taylor M, Naidoo S, Kjetland EF

In schistosomiasis endemic areas of South Africa, genital grainy sandy patches and abnormal blood vessels are found more commonly in women who harbour live Schistosoma haematobium worms whilst homogenous yellow patches indicate chronic tissue damage due to dead ova.

New York Times