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J Trop Med Hyg. 1995 Aug;98(4):273-6.

Eosinophilic myositis resulting from sarcocystosis.

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Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.

Abstract

Muscle sarcocystosis is a parasitic infection acquired by ingestion of sporocysts of Sarcocystis species. A case is described where symptoms of fever, chronic myositis and eosinophilia were present. Diagnosis was made via muscle biopsy. Improvement and cure coincided with treatment with cotrimoxazole. A limited review of human muscle sarcocystosis and an outline of the gaps in the knowledge of this infection is presented.

PMID:
7636925
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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