Pathology & Oncology Research

, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 807–808 | Cite as

Association of Schistosomiasis with Cervical Cancer in Togo: the Consequence of this Association

  • Tchin DarréEmail author
  • Abdoul-Samadou Aboubakari
  • Bingo K. N’Bortche
  • Akila Bassowa
  • Gado Napo-Koura
Letter to the Editor


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.


Cervical cancer Schistosomiasis Carcinoma HPV Togo 


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Conflict of Interest

The authors report no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tchin Darré
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Abdoul-Samadou Aboubakari
    • 3
  • Bingo K. N’Bortche
    • 4
  • Akila Bassowa
    • 4
  • Gado Napo-Koura
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity Teaching Hospital of LoméLoméTogo
  2. 2.University of LoméLoméTogo
  3. 3.Department Obstetrics and GynecologyThe University Teaching Hospital of KaraKaraTogo
  4. 4.Department Obstetrics and GynecologyThe University Teaching Hospital of LoméLoméTogo

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