• Users Online: 52
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 111

Cysticercosis in the axillary region: A case report


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology, Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology, Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
3 Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, MRIMS, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Sudhir Kumar Vujhini
Plot no- 292, Lakshmisai Meadows, Beeramguda, Ramachandra Puram, Hyderabad. 502032
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2321-7006.302686

Rights and Permissions

Cysticercosis, a systemic illness and a major public health problem is caused by dissemination of the larval form of the pork tapeworm. Taenia solium. A high prevalence has been reported from the developing countries because of the co-existence of poor sanitary conditions and domestic pig raising. Cysticercosis is a preventable faeco-oral transmitted infection and it is possible to prevent infection by avoiding undercooked food, and water contaminated with human faeces. In this unusual form of infection man becomes the intermediate host. The skeletal muscle, subcutaneous tissue, the eyes and CNS are the most frequently affected tissues. Other reported sites are heart, lungs, peritoneum, kidney, liver, and pancreas. The involvement of axillary region, although not unusual is a rare. We present a case of axillary cysticercosis in an 18 year old female.


[PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed50    
    Printed4    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded7    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal