Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia) of the spinal cord: case reports and clinical profile.

  title={Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia) of the spinal cord: case reports and clinical profile.},
  author={J E Cosnett and James R van Dellen},
  journal={The Quarterly journal of medicine},
  volume={61 236},
Eight cases of schistosomiasis of the spinal cord are described. These fall into two groups. Four patients had clinical and myelographic evidence of lesions in the conus medullaris and were found to have bilharzial granulomas at operation. Four patients had normal or equivocal myelographic appearances, but the coincidence of unexplained lower cord or cauda equina lesions with evidence of bilharzia led to the presumed diagnosis of spinal cord bilharzia. These patients, together with data from 39… CONTINUE READING

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