What is the prognosis of spinal cord schistosomiasis (bilharzia)?

Updated: Sep 20, 2018
  • Author: Shadab Hussain Ahmed, MD, AAHIVS, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Spinal cord schistosomiasis carries a guarded prognosis. Praziquantel should be administered as soon as possible. Praziquantel can safely be given to pregnant and lactating women; it decreases the disease burden and improves pregnancy and fetal outcomes. Programs targeting women during reproductive years will improve their reproductive life and well-being. [30, 29]


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