Pediatric Neuroschistosomiasis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

06 Nov 2019
Wen SCH, Anderson R, Ryan MM, Kumbla S, Wray A, Steer A

 

Neuroschistosomiasis is a rare but severe manifestation of Schistosoma infection. Diagnosis is challenging and surgical biopsy is often required to confirm diagnosis and exclude malignancy. We present a pediatric case of presumed pseudotumoral cerebral schistosomiasis secondary to Schistosoma mansoni with an excellent therapeutic response to empirical praziquantel and corticosteroid treatment.