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Trop Parasitol. 2019 Jan-Jun;9(1):59-61. doi: 10.4103/tp.TP_22_18. Epub 2019 May 22.

Cysticercosis masquerading as tuberculous lymphadenitis in supraclavicular region.

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1
Department of Pathology, ESI Hospital, Delhi, India.
2
Department of Pathology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

Cysticercosis is a parasitic infestation caused by the larvae of the tapeworm Taenia solium. In humans, cysticercosis spreads through fecal-oral route by ingesting food contaminated with eggs of pork tapeworm. The most frequent sites affected are central nervous system, eye, subcutaneous tissue, and skeletal muscle. We report a case of cysticercosis presenting as left supraclavicular swelling which is a rare site, diagnosed on fine-needle aspiration.

KEYWORDS:

Cystic; cysticercosis; extraneural; neck swelling; parasite; supraclavicular

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