Case Report

Cerebral schistosomiasis

Naveen Ravi, W.X. Yi, L. Yu, H.J. Ping, D.Z. Hao
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 17, No 4 | a8 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v17i4.8 | © 2013 Naveen Ravi, W.X. Yi, L. Yu, H.J. Ping, D.Z. Hao | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 February 2013 | Published: 08 November 2013

About the author(s)

Naveen Ravi, Department of Radiology, Xiangya First Affiliated Hospital, Changsha, Hunan, China
W.X. Yi, Department of Radiology, Xiangya First Affiliated Hospital, Changsha, Hunan, China
L. Yu, Department of Radiology, Xiangya First Affiliated Hospital, Changsha, Hunan, China
H.J. Ping, Department of Radiology, Changsha 8th Hospital, Changsha, Hunan, China
D.Z. Hao, Department of Pathology, Xiangya First Affiliated Hospital, Changsha, Hunan, China

Abstract

Although schistosomiasis (bilharzia) is one of the most common parasitic infections in humans, schistosomal infection of the nervous system is rare. This report is of an unusual case of primary cerebral schistosomiasis and describes its magnetic resonance imaging appearance.

Keywords

Cerebral schistosomiasis; MRI

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