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Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury
Disseminated cysticercosis: rare manifestation of a common disease
  1. Neha Singh1,
  2. Deepak Kumar Singh2,
  3. Anit Parihar1,
  4. Ragini Singh1
  1. 1Department of Radiodiagnosis & Imaging, CSMMU, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  2. 2Department of Neurosurgery, Dr RMLIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Neha Singh, neha.singh.dr{at}


We are presenting a case of disseminated cysticercosis involving the brain, spinal cord, orbit, muscles, subcutaneous tissues, liver and spleen of an immunocompetent man. Although cysticercosis is a common tropical disease, such widespread dissemination is an uncommon manifestation. Imaging studies are described with emphasis on hepatic and splenic involvement which has been described only rarely in the published literature.

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