IDCases 2022 6;27:e01383. Epub 2022 Jan 6.
Department of Pathology, Division of Surgical Pathology, Women's and Children's Hospitals, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 3rd Floor, Room 30149, 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill 27514, NC, USA.
Schistosomiasis is a parasitic trematode infection spread by snails with multiple species causing human disease. Infection can cause liver disease, including fibrosis and portal hypertension, and has been linked to malignancies such as bladder and colorectal cancer. We describe a case of a geographically limited form of schistosomiasis, in a Laotian immigrant who presented with both hepatic fibrosis and rectal cancer, with numerous schistosome eggs present in the patient's rectal resection. Read More