At present non-invasive tests for diagnosing Schistosoma myelopathy are sub-optimal. We present a novel serological method, using paired liquor and serum samples, resulting in the diagnosis of Schistosoma myelopathy in a male patient with proximal muscle weakness. The patient recovered after praziquantel treatment. © 2009 The British Infection Society.

Myelitis, Neuroschistosomiasis, Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosoma myelopathy, Schistosoma myeloradiculitis, Transverse, aciclovir, adult, anamnesis, article, bladder dysfunction, bladder function, case report, cerebrospinal fluid analysis, diarrhea, drug dose reduction, drug megadose, drug response, dysuria, egg, human, hypesthesia, immunoglobulin G, male, methylprednisolone, muscle strength, muscle weakness, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, pain, physical examination, pleocytosis, praziquantel, prednisone, rectum biopsy, schistosomiasis mansoni, sensory dysfunction, serology, serum albumin, spinal cord disease, tendon reflex, thigh, urine retention,
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