Solitary Intramuscular Cysticercosis, a Case Report from 47-year-old Man
International Journal of Infectious Diseases and Therapy
Volume 5, Issue 3, September 2020, Pages: 45-47
Received: Jun. 13, 2020; Accepted: Jun. 28, 2020; Published: Jul. 13, 2020
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Rasheed Mumini Wemimo, Department of Histopathology, Leah Medical Centre, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria
Afolayan Enoch Abiodun, Department of Histopathology, Leah Medical Centre, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria
Balogun Musbau Olusesan, Department of Histopathology, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria
Folaranmi Olaleke Oluwasegun, Department of Histopathology, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria
Abdullahi Kabiru, Department of Histopathology, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria
Shuaibu Usman Yahaya, Department of Medical Microbiology, Federal Medical Centre, Birnin-Kudu, Jigawa State, Nigeria
Mohammed Umar, Department of Histopathology, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria
Odebiyi Hassan Abiola, Department of Haematology, Federal Medical Centre, Birnin-Kudu, Jigawa State, Nigeria
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Abstract
Cysticercosis is a common parasitic infection in developing countries involving the central nervous system (CNS), adnexal structures of the eye, skeletal muscle, and subcutaneous tissue. The principal mechanism of transmission is through ingestion of Taenia Solium eggs or contamination of fruits and vegetables fertilized with contaminated faecal materials. The eggs hatch within the small intestine and larvae travel to through blood vessels to the subcutaneous tissue, muscle, CNS, eye and other tissues where they eventually form cyst with host inflammatory response. The clinical features are variable from painful or painless swelling in the subcutaneous tissue to neurocysticercosis comprising of symptomatic headache, seizures and focal neurologic deficit. Solitary intramuscular cysticercosis without CNS involvement have also been reported, although it is rare. Thus, we present a case of solitary intramuscular cysticercosis involving bicep muscle in a 47-year-old engineer, a rare site without any neurologic or systemic manifestation.
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Cysticercosis, Bicep Muscle, MRI, and CT Scan
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Rasheed Mumini Wemimo, Afolayan Enoch Abiodun, Balogun Musbau Olusesan, Folaranmi Olaleke Oluwasegun, Abdullahi Kabiru, Shuaibu Usman Yahaya, Mohammed Umar, Odebiyi Hassan Abiola, Solitary Intramuscular Cysticercosis, a Case Report from 47-year-old Man, International Journal of Infectious Diseases and Therapy. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2020, pp. 45-47. doi: 10.11648/j.ijidt.20200503.11
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