Disseminated cysticercosis: report of a case in Peru

Authors

  • Julio Maquera-Afaray Unidad de infectología, Hospital Nacional Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen. Lima, Perú. Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Médico residente de infectología
  • Edwin Capaquira Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Nacional Jorge Basadre Grohmann. Tacna, Perú. estudiante de Medicina
  • Li Conde Unidad de infectología, Hospital Nacional Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen. Lima, Perú. médico infectóloga.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2014.312.61

Keywords:

Cysticercosis, Taenia solium, Peru, neurocysticercosis

Abstract

Cysticercosis is a neglected and endemic disease in Peru that commonly affects the central nervous system (CNS), causing neurocysticercosis (NCC). However, only a few reports of disseminated cysticercosis (DCC) exist in the world. In this article we present a case report of a male, 82 year old patient from the department of Junin (Peru). He presented a sudden loss of consciousness associated with generalized tonic-clonic seizures. CT scan and brain MRI showed multiple cystic lesions with scolex presence inside and compatible with massive NCC. Thoracic, abdominal and pelvic MRI showed multi-organ dissemination of cysticerci. Although there is little therapeutic experience in cases of DCC, the patient received deworming treatment with albendazole and corticoids, in this way a favorable clinical outcome was achieved without complications during hospitalization.

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Published

2014-07-02

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Case Report

How to Cite

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Maquera-Afaray J, Capaquira E, Conde L. Disseminated cysticercosis: report of a case in Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2014 Jul. 2 [cited 2024 May 29];31(2). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/61

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