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Uncommon manifestation of human cysticercosis with muscular pseudohypertrophy.

Authors
  • Venkataraman, S
  • Vijayan, G P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Tropical and geographical medicine
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1983
Volume
35
Issue
1
Pages
75–77
Identifiers
PMID: 6612775
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A case of human cysticercosis presenting with symmetric painless enlargement of muscles and seizures is presented. The patient had multiple subcutaneous nodules but no features of raised intracranial pressure. Muscle biopsy revealed densely packed cysticerci in calf muscles. Subcutaneous nodule biopsy was also confirmatory. So far sixteen cases have been described in the world literature and only one from outside India.

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