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CLINICAL IMAGES
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 136  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 102

Subcutaneous cysticercosis


Department of Medicine, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati 517 507, India

Date of Web Publication10-Aug-2012

Correspondence Address:
Alladi Mohan
Department of Medicine, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati 517 507
India
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Kumar B S, Mohan A. Subcutaneous cysticercosis. Indian J Med Res 2012;136:102

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Kumar B S, Mohan A. Subcutaneous cysticercosis. Indian J Med Res [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Dec 6];136:102. Available from: http://www.ijmr.org.in/text.asp?2012/136/1/102/99591

A 50-year-old male presented to the emergency service for evaluation of acute onset abdominal pain. The chest radiograph ([Figure 1]A, white arrows) and plain radiograph of the abdomen (erect posture) ([Figure 1]B, black arrows) revealed classical multiple cigar-shaped calcified densities suggestive of subcutaneous cysticercosis. Human cysticercosis develops due to the ingestion of the eggs of Taenia solium; sometimes autoinfection may occur if individuals harbouring egg-producing tapeworms ingest eggs derived from their own faeces. Surgical excision is generally limited for histopathological confirmation of the diagnosis. Asymptomatic calcified cysticerci are better left alone.
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