SCHISTOSOMIASIS of the brain, spinal cord, or meninges caused by infections with trematodes of the genus SCHISTOSOMA (primarily SCHISTOSOMA JAPONICUM; SCHISTOSOMA MANSONI; and SCHISTOSOMA HAEMATOBIUM in humans). S. japonicum infections of the nervous system may cause an acute meningoencephalitis or a chronic encephalopathy. S. mansoni and S. haematobium nervous system infections are associated with acute transverse myelitis involving the lower portions of the spinal cord. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1998, Ch27, pp61-2)
Also Known As:
Central Nervous System Schistosomiasis; Schistosomal Myelitis; Schistosomal Myeloradiculopathy; Myelitis, Schistosomal; Myelopathies, Schistosomal; Myelopathy, Schistosomal; Myeloradiculopathies, Schistosomal; Myeloradiculopathy, Schistosomal; Neuroschistosomiases; Schistosomal Myelopathies; Schistosomal Myeloradiculopathies; Schistosomal Myelopathy; Schistosomiasis, Central Nervous System
Networked: 22 relevant articles (0 outcomes, 1 trials/studies)

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Gnathostomiasis
2. Sparganosis
3. Parasitic Diseases (Parasitic Disease)
4. Paragonimiasis
5. Cysticercosis


1. Carod-Artal, Francisco Javier: 2 articles (11/2010 - 02/2008)
2. Abraham, Ronaldo: 1 article (09/2013)
3. Carod Artal, Francisco Javier: 1 article (12/2012)
4. Gray, Darren J: 1 article (01/2012)
5. Farrar, Jeremy: 1 article (01/2012)
6. Li, Yue-Sheng: 1 article (01/2012)
7. McManus, Donald P: 1 article (01/2012)
8. Ross, Allen G: 1 article (01/2012)
9. Hunstman, Richard J: 1 article (01/2012)
10. Vidailhet, Marie: 1 article (09/2010)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Neuroschistosomiasis:
1. AngiostrongyliasisIBA
2. Praziquantel (Biltricide)FDA Link
3. SteroidsIBA
4. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids)IBA
5. Nerve Growth Factors (Neurotrophins)IBA
6. Katayama feverIBA
7. Oligoclonal BandsIBA
8. Nerve Growth Factor (NGF)IBA
9. Biological Markers (Surrogate Marker)IBA
10. Immunologic Factors (Immunomodulators)IBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)