Spinal schistosomiasis: differential diagnosis for acute paraparesis in a U.S. resident.

TitleSpinal schistosomiasis: differential diagnosis for acute paraparesis in a U.S. resident.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsJoshi TN, Yamazaki MK, Zhao H, Becker D
JournalThe journal of spinal cord medicine
Volume33
Issue3
Pagination256-60
Date Published2010
Abstract

Spinal schistosomiasis is a severe presentation of Schistosoma mansoni infection, which is endemic in South America, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa. With increasing international travel, a disease can spread from an endemic area to another part of the world easily.

DOI10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181e03881
Alternate JournalJ Spinal Cord Med