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Solitary intramuscular cysticercosis-A report of two cases

By Sushma Ramraje, Varsha Bhatia and Aparajita Goel


Cysticercosis, infestation with the encysted larval stage ofTaenia solium, is a major health problem in most countries ofLatin America, Asia, and Africa. It involves mainly the centralnervous system. Muscle involvement is also seen, althoughit usually remains asymptomatic. Solitary intramuscularcysticercosis, without involvement of central nervous systemis a rare entity. We present two cases of solitaryintramuscular cysticercosis, without any systemic orneurologic manifestations

Topics: Cysticercosis, Intramuscular., LCC:Medicine (General), LCC:R5-920, LCC:Medicine, LCC:R, DOAJ:Medicine (General), DOAJ:Health Sciences
Publisher: The Australasian Medical Journal pty ltd.
Year: 2011
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