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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Subcutaneous and cerebral cysticercosis
Author: Uthida-Tanaka, AM
Sampaio, MCA
Velho, PENF
Damasceno, BP
Cintra, ML
de Moraes, AM
Zanardi, V
Abstract: Cysticercosis is a human infestation, which is considered the most common cause of seizures worldwide. The subcutaneous lesions can help in the diagnosis of neurocysticercosis. We describe a case of a 45-year-old patient with multiple cutaneous nodules first seen 2 years ago that were increasing in number, and normal neurologic and fundoscopic examination. Neurologic symptoms stalled 3 months before hospital admission as a mild headache and muscular weakness. The imaging examinations showed a massive central nervous system involvement. Physicians must be aware of the importance of subcutaneous nodule examination for the diagnosis of neurocysticercosis.
Country: EUA
Editor: Mosby, Inc
Citation: Journal Of The American Academy Of Dermatology. Mosby, Inc, v. 50, n. 2, n. S14, n. S17, 2004.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/S0190-9622(03)00576-0
Date Issue: 2004
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