Association of Schistosomiasis with Cervical Cancer in Togo: the Consequence of this Association
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Objective of the study was to determine the association of cervical cancer association and schistosomiasis infection. We conducted a retrospective and descriptive study of cases of cervical cancer and identified cases associated with schistosomiasis. A total of 1027 cases of cervical cancer were collected, and 19 cases revealed an association with schistosomiasis. This association was mainly related to squamous carcinoma with 18/19 cases. All patients were from rural areas. Of the 19 cases of association, 17 cases showed signs of HPV infection. Our data show a high degree of HPV infection that causes cervical cancer and not schistosomiasis.
KeywordsCervical cancer Schistosomiasis Carcinoma HPV Togo
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