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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 258-260

An unusual case of acute painful calf swelling

1 Department of Radiology, NM Medical Centre, Kalyani Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medicos Clinic, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Chandrashekhar A Sohoni
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.116507

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Cysticercosis commonly involves central nervous system. Isolated involvement of skeletal muscles is rare. We have reported a case of cysticercosis herein presented as acute painful calf swelling, which is an extremely unusual presentation and, hence, a diagnostic challenge. The diagnosis was strongly suspected on ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The laboratory findings of peripheral eosinophilia and a positive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test for IgG antibodies against Taenia solium further supported the diagnosis. Complete clinical recovery was seen after 6 weeks of oral therapy with albendazole.

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