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Schistosomiasis presenting as ruptured ectopic pregnancy
  1. Zenab Yusuf Tambawala1,
  2. Haneena Haneefa1,
  3. Badr Ahmed Abdul Hamid2 and
  4. Yusra Iqbal3
  1. 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  2. 2Department of Pathology and Genetics, Rashid Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  3. 3Dubai Medical College for Girls, Dubai, UAE
  1. Correspondence to Dr Zenab Yusuf Tambawala; drzenabtambawala{at}


A woman from sub-Saharan Africa living in the Middle East, presented with acute abdominal pain and COVID-19 infection. She underwent a laparotomy and left salpingectomy for a left tubal ruptured ectopic pregnancy. The histopathology report revealed the presence of tubal schistosomiasis in addition to the ectopic sac. The report emphasises the importance of considering female genital schistosomiasis as a potential cause of ectopic pregnancy and the need for collaboration between obstetricians and infectious disease physicians in the definitive treatment of the disease to reduce reproductive morbidity. This case report highlights the possibility of female genital schistosomiasis as a cause of ectopic pregnancy in women from endemic regions.

  • Obstetrics, gynaecology and fertility
  • Urinary and genital tract disorders

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  • Contributors ZYT, HH, BAAH and YI were responsible for drafting of the text, sourcing and editing of clinical images, investigation results, drawing original diagrams and algorithms, and critical revision for important intellectual content. ZYT, HH, BAAH and YI gave final approval of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Case reports provide a valuable learning resource for the scientific community and can indicate areas of interest for future research. They should not be used in isolation to guide treatment choices or public health policy.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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