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May 1930

SUBCUTANEOUS CYSTICERCOSIS CELLULOSAE IN MAN: A REPORT OF FIVE CASES

Author Affiliations

PEIPING, CHINA

From the Division of Dermatology and Syphilology of the Department of Medicine, and the Division of Parasitology of the Department of Pathology, Peiping Union Medical College.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;21(5):777-789. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440110059007
Abstract

The localization of Cysticercus cellulosae in the subcutaneous tissues of man was reported by Lewin1 as having occurred in some of the early cases of cysticercosis first recognized in Europe in the middle of the sixteenth century. Pye-Smith,2 in 1892, reported a case from England in which there were more than fifty tumors scattered over the face, neck, trunk and extremities, the exact nature of which was demonstrated by microscopic examination of the encysted organism. More recently, Waterhouse3 and Priest4 in England and Coblentz5 in America published reports of cases of the subcutaneous type, and Africa and Cruz6 in the Philippine Islands described the localization of the cysts in the skeletal muscles of man. At times, subcutaneous and visceral involvement are present in the same patient. Of all forms of Cysticercus infestation, only three cases have been reported in China.7

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