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Schistosomiasis in an HIV-Positive Patient Presenting as an Anal Fissure and Giant Anal Polyp

Patrick Gholam, MD; Frank Autschbach, MD; Wolfgang Hartschuh, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2008;144(7):950-952. doi:10.1001/archderm.144.7.950.
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Figure 1.

Intraoperative view of the 4-cm anal polyp (asterisk) in the region of the anorectal junction, pulled out with forceps for demonstration.

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Figure 2.

Histologic analysis of the fibrous anal polyp bounded by keratinized, stratified, squamous epithelium with focally accentuated chronic inflammation. In the stroma, calcified ova of Schistosoma mansoni with the characteristic lateral spine (arrowhead) were discovered (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnification ×20).

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