Female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) as an epidemiological risk factor for squamous cell atypia and genital disease in a longitudinal cohort of young women in KZN

Pavitra Pillay, Myra Taylor, Eyrun Kjetland

Abstract


Main objective: To determine if FGS is associated with current Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and squamous cell atypia in young women, and if early treatment for schistosomiasis reverses gynaecological damage caused by FGS and has an impact on squamous cell atypia.