The unacknowledged impact of urinary schistosomiasis in children: 5 cases from Kumasi, Ghana

  • S Antwi
  • KEK Aboah
  • CKG Saprong

Abstract

Urinary schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease caused by Shistosoma haematobium. It is prevalent in several parts of Africa particularly in areas where there are large water bodies. In most affected communities, the condition is often accepted as normal since to them, all growing children pass blood in their urine and “grow out of it”. Mass treatment of school children has been a regular exercise often undertaken by stake holders to decrease the disease burden and reduce transmission in selected communities.
Published
2015-02-11
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