Extensive intramuscular cysticercosis without any neurological involvement: A rare case report

Yasmeen Shamsi, Azhar Jabeen, Sadia Nikhat, Shafia Mushtaque


Human cysticercosis is a common tropical disease which is caused by Cysticercus cellulosae, larvae of a tapeworm, Taenia solium. Cysticercosis can involve any tissue in the body; the most common affected sites are central nervous system, subcutaneous tissue, eyes, and muscles. Extensive intramuscular Cysticercosis without any other systemic involvement is a very rare finding. Here, we report a case of intramuscular Cysticercosis incidentally diagnosed by plain radiographs in a 51 year-old man who presented with osteoarthritis right knee joint and Cysticercosis was an incidental finding.


Cysticercosis, Taenia solium, Muscular pseudohypertrophy, Rice-grain calcification

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