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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 132-134

Cysticercosis: The day to day public health problem and the various sites affected by it - A one year study


Department of Pathology, Prathima Institute of Medical Science, Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, India

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S Srikanth
Department of Pathology, Prathima Institute of Medical Science, KarimNagar, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5070.122133

PMID: 24470997

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Introduction: The present study is done to highlight the various regions in the body affected by cysticercosis and to educate the people about the personal hygiene and prevention of the parasite. Materials and Methods: This is a study done on patients who were referred for swelling in the body, which were diagnosed as cysticercosis in one of their differential diagnosis clinically. Results: During the 1 year study (from October 2011 to September 2012) we diagnosed seven cases of cysticercosis involving the various sites in the body. Our cases highlight the rare presentation of cysticercus infestation as cause of treatablelymphadenopathy. Conclusions: Cysticercosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of cervical swellings especially in endemic regions. Timely diagnosis and intervention help in preventing fatal complications.


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