Neuroschistosomiasis due to schistosoma haematobium presenting as spinal cord tumor

Claudia Crowell, Japhet Mbae Kiruga, Anthony Figaji, Koriata Simat, Llewellyn Padayachy, Komala Pillay, Ram Yogev*

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1006-1008
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011


  • haematobium
  • neuroschistosomiasis
  • shistosoma
  • spinal cord pseudotumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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