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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 290-292

A rare case of disseminated cysticercosis

Department of Tropical Medicine, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Kumkum Sarkar
Department of Tropical Medicine, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.162643

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Cysticercosis is a common tropical disease and a common cause of seizures and neurological morbidity. Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the most common manifestation of the disease involving the central nervous system (CNS). One of the uncommon manifestations of cysticercosis is its disseminated form. The most commonly affected organs are the subcutaneous tissues, skeletal muscles, lungs, brain, eyes, liver, and occasionally the heart, thyroid, and pancreas but in widespread dissemination it can involve any organ in the body. We report here a case of a 35-year-old-female with disseminated cysticercosis (DCC). She attended our hospital with headache, fever, and symptoms of multiple palpable nodules. After the investigations, she was diagnosed with DCC involving the brain and subcutaneous tissues all over the body. Then she was successfully treated with albendazole and steroids.

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