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July 1977

Schistosomiasis of Spinal Cord and Skin

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Cape Town, South Africa

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(7):982. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640070116021

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To the Editor.—  In their article "Schistosomiasis: Paraplegia and Ectopic Skin Lesions as Admission Symptoms," which appeared in the May 1976 Archives (112:690-695), the authors, Wood et al, state that they were unable to find a case report of ectopic cutaneous schistosomiasis that occurred together with spinal cord involvement. We would like to draw the attention of the authors, and that of your readers, to our publication: "Schistosomiasis of Spinal Cord and Skin," (S Afr Med J 49(2):57-58, 1975).Our patient was fortunate in receiving treatment in time to help her recover from her paralysis, and this stresses the importance of early diagnosis and treatment.

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