What are the symptoms of CNS schistosomiasis?

Updated: Sep 20, 2018
  • Author: Shadab Hussain Ahmed, MD, AAHIVS, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Answer

CNS schistosomiasis causes the following:

  • Focal and generalized seizures

  • Headache

  • Myeloradiculopathy with lower limb and back pain, bladder dysfunction, paresthesia, and lower limb weakness

  • Transverse myelitis, back pain, and paraplegia from eggs reaching the conus medullaris and cauda equina


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