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Case Studies | Medicine | India | Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023
A Rare Case of Disseminated Cysticercosis
Tom Geo James | Tony Mathew Austin | Purna Chandra Karua
Abstract: Disseminated cysticercosis is a rare form of cysticercosis in which the cysticerci spread out through the whole body. I am reporting a case of 54 year old male with disseminated cysticercosis. He visited our hospital after an elephant attack and was admitted in surgical department. On routine chest x-ray he found have many opaque lesions on chest wall and was referred to medicine. After doing x-ray of abdomen, thighs, brain computed tomography (CT), contrast enhanced CT brain, fundoscopy, he was diagnosed as having cysticercosis involving the brain, subcutaneous tissue, and skeletal muscles through the whole body. Patient had no symptoms and signs of neurocysticercosis. Hence, he was not given any specific treatment. He was followed up after 1 month and he was still having no symptoms.
Keywords: Disseminated cysticercosis, neurocysticercosis, asymptomatic cysticercosis, rice grain appearance, Taenia solium
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023,
Pages: 426 - 427