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schistosomiasis haematobium


Definition: infection with Schistosoma haematobium, the eggs of which invade the urinary tract, causing cystitis and hematuria, and possibly an increased likelihood of bladder cancer.

Synonym(s): bladder schistosomiasis, Egyptian hematuria, endemic hematuria, urinary schistosomiasis

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