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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2008 Apr;27(4):369-71. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318163d316.

Isolated cardiac cysticercosis in an adolescent.

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Section of Infectious Disease, Department of Pediatrics, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA. meberly@usuhs.mil

Abstract

Cardiac cysticercosis is a rare and typically asymptomatic infection. We report a case of a young man from Cameroon with a left ventricular cyst discovered during a screening echocardiogram. Computed tomography and plain films did not reveal additional cysts. Serology was negative. The patient had the cyst surgically removed for suspected echinococcosis. Sectioning demonstrated a cysticercus. The literature on cardiac cysticercosis is reviewed.

PMID:
18316979
DOI:
10.1097/INF.0b013e318163d316
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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