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Extraneural cysticercosis presenting as a tumor in a seronegative patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1571463     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of cysticercosis involving only the sternocleidomastoid muscle of an otherwise-healthy pregnant woman is presented. An enzyme-linked immunoelectrotransfer blot assay for cysticercosis was nonreactive. The clinical features of extraneural cysticercosis are reviewed with special attention to musculocutaneous involvement. The results of serological tests for such patients may not be positive and histopathology remains the only reliable method for confirming the diagnosis of cysticercosis.
S T Brown; A E Brown; D A Filippa; D Coit; D Armstrong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1058-4838     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1992 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-06-03     Completed Date:  1992-06-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021.
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MeSH Terms
Cysticercosis / diagnosis*
Diagnosis, Differential
Head and Neck Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Neck Muscles
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / diagnosis*
Soft Tissue Neoplasms / diagnosis*

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