Wet-smear diagnosis of genital schistosomiasis

S Afr Med J. 1987 Nov 7;72(9):631-2.


The diagnosis of genital schistosomiasis can be made only on the presence of ova on histological or cytological material. In 7 out of 8 consecutive cases of genital schistosomiasis we were able to make the diagnosis on a wet-smear preparation in an outpatient clinic.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Cytological Techniques*
  • Female
  • Genital Diseases, Female / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Schistosomiasis haematobia / diagnosis*
  • Vaginal Smears