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Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 55, Issue 11, pp 993–994 | Cite as

Neuroschistosomiasis: An Unusual Intracranial Space Occupying Lesion

  • Nevitha Athikari Manamal
  • Tanu Singhal
  • Abhaya Kumar
  • Darshana Sanghvi
  • Jayanti Mani
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Abstract

Background

Neuroschistosomiasis is an uncommonly reported disease.

Case characteristics

An adolescent Indian boy residing in Kenya presented with headache, visual symptoms and seizures, with MRI showing space-occupying lesions in the occipital lobe and cerebellum.

Observation

Brain biopsy was diagnostic of neuro-schistosomiasis; complete recovery was seen with praziquantel and corticosteroid therapy.

Message

This case highlights the importance of considering epidemiology in differential diagnosis and establishing definitive diagnosis even if it is by invasive methods.

Keywords

Headache Raised intracranial pressure Schistosoma hemotobium Seizures 

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© Indian Academy of Pediatrics 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nevitha Athikari Manamal
    • 1
  • Tanu Singhal
    • 2
  • Abhaya Kumar
    • 3
  • Darshana Sanghvi
    • 4
  • Jayanti Mani
    • 5
  1. 1.Departments of Laboratory MedicineKokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research InstituteMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Departments of PediatricsKokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research InstituteMumbaiIndia
  3. 3.Departments of NeurosurgeryKokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research InstituteMumbaiIndia
  4. 4.Departments of RadiologyKokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research InstituteMumbaiIndia
  5. 5.Departments of NeurologyKokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research InstituteMumbaiIndia

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