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January 1978

Subcutaneous Cysticercosis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.

Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(1):107-108. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640130071022

• Subcutaneous cysticercosis occurred in a 34-year-old man who had multiple asymptomatic subcutaneous nodules. Surgical excision of one lesion revealed a cystic structure with a fibrous capsule that embraced a pork tapeworm larva (Cysticercus cellulosae). Such esoteric afflictions as cysticercosis may be seen with increasing frequency in an age of accelerated international travel.

(Arch Dermatol 114:107-108, 1978)

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