What are the possible complications of urinary tract schistosomiasis?

Updated: Sep 20, 2018
  • Author: Shadab Hussain Ahmed, MD, AAHIVS, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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This can lead to renal failure due to obstructive uropathy, pyelonephritis, or bladder carcinoma (occurring usually 10-20y after the initial infection). In addition, immune complexes that contain worm antigens may deposit in the glomeruli, leading to glomerulonephritis and amyloidosis.


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