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Human Cysticercosis: A Probable Case of Cerebral Cysticercosis with Generalized Subcutaneous Nodular Lesions

  • Z. Ali-Khan (a1), S. Chayasirisobhon (a1) and M. Aubé (a1)

Summary:

A case is reported in Montreal of human cysticercosis in a 44-year-old man who emigrated from Italy in 1956. Numerous subcutaneous nodules were found throughout his body. X-ray of his thighs and chest sho wed oblong calcific densities measuring 1 x 0.5 cm in size. Examination of an excised nodule from the right biceps revealed a cysticercus larva morphologically similar to Cysticercus cellulosae although the scolex lacked hooks. On the basis of the intensity of infection, focal and generalized epileptic seizures, changes in the CSF, and well demarcated lucencies observed in brain scan, cerebral cysticercosis was considered the most likely diagnosis.

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Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, McGill University, 3775 University St., Montréal, Québec, H3A 2B4 Canada

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