Annals of African Medicine

: 2015  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 122-

Intramuscular cysticercosis

Beuy Joob1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2,  
1 Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Nigeria

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Beuy Joob
Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Intramuscular cysticercosis.Ann Afr Med 2015;14:122-122

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Intramuscular cysticercosis. Ann Afr Med [serial online] 2015 [cited 2023 Jun 3 ];14:122-122
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The recent report on "intramuscular cysticercosis" is very interesting. [1] In the present report, "solitary cysticercosis of the brachioradialis muscle" is reported. In fact, cysticercosis is a tissue parasitic infestation that can be seen elsewhere. The solitary intramuscular cysticercosis can be seen. The imaging technology has limited role in diagnosis and the final diagnosis is usually by the histopathological examination of the surgical specimen. [2] The history of having raw meat intake might not be available and the problem can also be seen in the veterinarian. [3] The intramuscular cysticercosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of any case presenting with unexplained intramuscular solitary nodule.


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