Neuroschistosomiasis Due to Schistosoma haematobium Presenting as Spinal Cord Tumor

Crowell, C.; Kiruga, J. M.; Figaji, A.; Simat, K.; Padayachy, L.; Pillay, K.; Yogev, R.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011 Jul 8; 30(11):1006-8

Abstract

Schistosomiasis is rarely encountered in the United States, but immigration and travel to endemic areas make it important to know its various presentations to improve diagnosis and treatment. We present our experience with a child with Schistosoma haematobium pseudotumor, initially diagnosed as a cord neoplasm.

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