Schistosoma mansoni proctocolitis with polyposis
Schistosoma proctocolitis is a rare disease entity, with limited literature on its occurrence. We report the case of a 17 year old male from an endemic area around Lake Victoria, Western Kenya, where detailed disease mapping of Schistosomiasis has been carried out. The patient presented with a seven year history of a protruding rectal mass and occasional hematochezia. Colonoscopy revealed multiple polyps involving the entire colon to the anus, and pathology showed inflammatory polyps secondary to Schistosoma mansoni. He was successfully managed with medical therapy.
Keywords: Schistosomiasis, Helminthiasis, Neglected Diseases, Colonoscopy, Colonic Polyps