Neuroschistosomiasis: An Unusual Intracranial Space Occupying Lesion
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Neuroschistosomiasis is an uncommonly reported disease.
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.
Brain biopsy was diagnostic of neuro-schistosomiasis; complete recovery was seen with praziquantel and corticosteroid therapy.
This case highlights the importance of considering epidemiology in differential diagnosis and establishing definitive diagnosis even if it is by invasive methods.
KeywordsHeadache Raised intracranial pressure Schistosoma hemotobium Seizures
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