HERBERT SALIS, M.D.; WAYNE C. SMITH, M.D.
Cerebral schistosomiasis is a rare complication of schistosomiasis japonica. In the past three years, however, there has been an increase in reported cases of this complication, primarily because of the exposure of American troops to the cercaria-infested waters of the island of Leyte. A comprehensive survey of many of these, as well as of previous cases, has been made recently by Kane and Most.1 In many of these reports, the correct diagnosis was established only after operative intervention for a space-occupying lesion in the cerebrum. Moreover, craniotomy with operative removal of the mass, followed by a course of antimony, has
SALIS H, SMITH WC. CEREBRAL SCHISTOSOMIASIS: REPORT OF CASE WITH MEDICAL MANAGEMENT1. Ann Intern Med. ;34:238–243. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-1-238
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(1):238-243.
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