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International Journal of Surgery Science
Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part B (2019)

Myocysticercosis as a rare cause of hand swelling involving thenar group of muscles: A rare case report & literature review

Author(s): Dr. Sunil Kumar Yadav, Dr. Sanjay Marwah, Dr. Bittu Bhukkal and Dr. Rambeer Singh
Abstract: Cysticercosis is a common human parasitic infection caused by larval form of Taemia solium, Cysticercus cellulose. It usually presents as neurocysticercosis. Involvement of skeletal muscles, eyes, subcutaneous tissues, lungs, brain is rare. We report a case of isolated myocysticercosis of thenar group of muscles of hand. Diagnosis of cysticercosis was made on high resolution ultrasound of swelling. Patient was managed conservatively on anthelmintic and anti-inflammatory medications.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Sunil Kumar Yadav, Dr. Sanjay Marwah, Dr. Bittu Bhukkal, Dr. Rambeer Singh. Myocysticercosis as a rare cause of hand swelling involving thenar group of muscles: A rare case report & literature review. Int J Surg Sci 2019;3(1):79-80. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2019.v3.i1b.16
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