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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 136  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 678

Subcutaneous cysticercosis identified in chest radiography


Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand; Visiting Professor, Hainan Medical University, China; Adjunct Professor Joseph Ayobabalola University, Nigeria

Date of Web Publication8-Nov-2012

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Viroj Wiwanitkit
Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand

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Wiwanitkit V. Subcutaneous cysticercosis identified in chest radiography. Indian J Med Res 2012;136:678

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Wiwanitkit V. Subcutaneous cysticercosis identified in chest radiography. Indian J Med Res [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Oct 17];136:678. Available from: http://www.ijmr.org.in/text.asp?2012/136/4/678/103284

Sir,

The recent clinical image by Kumar and Mohan is very interesting [1] . In fact, the finding is not extremely uncommon in tropical countries. Based on our experience in Thailand, the prevalence is about 1/1000. An important consideration is the presumptive diagnosis of subcutaneous cysticercosis. Indeed, another important parasitosis that might present similar finding in chest radiography is sparganosis. Sparganosis can be in subcutaneous form and this is hardly to be discriminated from subcutaneous cysticercosis [2] . The definitive diagnosis still requires histopathological examination. Finally, Kumar and Mohan [1] also mentioned for autoinfection as a rare mode of disease transmission. It should be noted that this mechanism in human is still controversial although there is strong evidence in experimental animal study [3] .

 
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1.Kumar BS, Mohan A. Subcutaneous cysticercosis. Indian J Med Res 2012; 136 : 102.  Back to cited text no. 1
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2.Wiwanitkit V. A review of human sparganosis in Thailand. Int J Infect Dis 2005; 9 : 312-6.  Back to cited text no. 2
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3.Ito A. Basic and applied immunology in cestode infections: From Hymenolepis to Taenia and Echinococcus. Int J Parasitol 1997; 27 : 1203-11.  Back to cited text no. 3
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