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Disseminated muscular cysticercosis with myositis induced by praziquantel therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9886213     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cysticercosis, the infestation with the encysted larval stage of Taenia solium, is increasingly recognized as a major problem in most countries in Latin America, Asia, and Africa, involving mainly the central nervous system. Muscle involvement is also common, although it usually remains asymptomatic. We describe a case of disseminated muscular cysticercosis followed by myositis (fever, diffuse myalgia, weakness of the lower limbs, and inflammatory reaction around dying cysticerci) induced by praziquantel therapy, an event not described previously.
O M Takayanagui; L Chimelli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0002-9637     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  1998 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-01-21     Completed Date:  1999-01-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370507     Medline TA:  Am J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1002-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Anticestodal Agents / adverse effects*
Cysticercosis / complications,  drug therapy*
Muscular Diseases / complications,  drug therapy*
Myositis / chemically induced*
Praziquantel / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticestodal Agents; 55268-74-1/Praziquantel

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