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Oriental schistosomiasis with neurological complications: case report

By Yuesheng Li, Allen G Ross, Xunya Hou, Zhaoyang Lou and Donald P McManus


We describe a case of cerebral schistosomiasis, caused by Asian (oriental) Schistosoma japonicum trematode blood flukes, in a young Chinese patient and its management. We also provide a brief update for physicians on the clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of schistosomiasis, with particular emphasis on neuroschistosomiasis, the most severe clinical outcome associated with this parasitic infection

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