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Cysticercosis


Description of disability:

Cysticercosis is an infection caused by the larvae of the parasite Taenia solium. This infection occurs after a person swallows tapeworm eggs. The larvae get into tissues such as muscle and brain, and form cysts there (these are called cysticerci). When cysts are found in the brain, the condition is called neurocysticercosis. Muscle hydatidosis is rare, accounting only for 3–5% of all cases. Hydatid disease, or echinococcosis, is classified as an helminthic infection caused by the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus.

Cysticerci can develop in any voluntary muscles in humans. Invasion of muscle by cysticerci can cause myositis, with fever, eosinophilia, and muscular pseudohypertrophy, which initiates with muscle swelling and later progress to atrophy and fibrosis. In most cases, it is asymptomatic since the cysticerci die and become calcified.

Treatment:

Cysticercisis/hydatidosis is treated medically for the full duration of the course. In symptomatic cases depending on the site of involvement and the inflammatory reaction surrounding the cysts are excised.

Post operative care:

Rest, elevation and compression of the part.


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