Spinal cord schistosomiasis: A pediatric case mimicking intrinsic cord neoplasm

Linda M. Selwa, James A Brunberg, Steven H. Mandell, Elizabeth A. Garofalo

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Abstract

We present the clinical, myelographic, MRI, and histologic data on a 7-year-old girl with confirmed Schistosoma mansoni infection of the spinal cord. MRI of the granulomatous spinal lesion revealed extensive enlargement of the cord in the T11-12 area, with some intramedullary swelling extending to T-5 through T-7. The clinical manifestations of spinal schistosomiasis can be diverse, and there should be a high index of suspicion for all patients from endemic areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)755-757
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume41
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1991
Externally publishedYes

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    Selwa, L. M., Brunberg, J. A., Mandell, S. H., & Garofalo, E. A. (1991). Spinal cord schistosomiasis: A pediatric case mimicking intrinsic cord neoplasm. Neurology, 41(5), 755-757.