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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Subcutaneous And Cerebral Cysticercosis.
Author: Uthida-Tanaka, Ana Maria
Sampaio, Maria Carolina A
Velho, Paulo Eduardo Neves Ferreira
Damasceno, Benito P
Cintra, Maria Letícia
de Moraes, Aparecida Machado
Zanardi, Verônica
Abstract: Cysticercosis is a human infestation, which is considered the most common cause of seizures worldwide. The subcutaneous lesions can help in the diagnosis of neurocysticercosis. We describe a case of a 45-year-old patient with multiple cutaneous nodules first seen 2 years ago that were increasing in number, and normal neurologic and fundoscopic examination. Neurologic symptoms started 3 months before hospital admission as a mild headache and muscular weakness. The imaging examinations showed a massive central nervous system involvement. Physicians must be aware of the importance of subcutaneous nodule examination for the diagnosis of neurocysticercosis.
Subject: Animals
Diagnosis, Differential
Middle Aged
Skin Diseases, Parasitic
Taenia Solium
Tomography, X-ray Computed
Citation: Journal Of The American Academy Of Dermatology. v. 50, n. 2 Suppl, p. S14-7, 2004-Feb.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/S0190
Date Issue: 2004
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