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Revista argentina de dermatología

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RODRIGUEZ, C J et al. SUBCUTANEOUS NODULES AS MANIFESTATION OF DISSEMINATED CYSTICERCOSIS. Rev. argent. dermatol. [online]. 2019, vol.100, n.4, pp.51-60. ISSN 1851-300X.

Cysticercosis is a parasitic infection caused by Taenia Solium. It can be present as a disseminated form with systemic compromise. Disseminated cysticercosis may clinically debut with the presence of subcutaneous nodules. We present a case of diagnosis of disseminated cysticercosis with the presence of subcutaneous nodules and respiratory symptoms as the only source of suspected disease.

Case: We present the case of a 76-year-old male patient from a region of central Peru who came to emergency due to hemoptysis, low weight and asthenia of one year of evolution. It also presented subcutaneous nodules that were painless, mobile in upper and lower limbs, abdomen, neck and face, the biopsy demonstrated with the presence of cysticercuscelullosae. He was treated with albendazole 400mg every 12h for 6 months, with favorable evolution.

Conclusion: Cysticercosis is a prevalent disease in our country. Its disseminated presentation, however, is not as frequent. Diagnosis can be difficult and sometimes remain hidden, as the clinic varies from silent to severe, depending on the affected organ, which in a disseminated form can be multiple, as in the case of our patient. We conclude that the presence of subcutaneous nodules should make us think about the possibility of disseminated forms of cysticercosis.

Palabras clave : Subcutaneous nodules; disseminated cysticercosis; Taeniasolium.

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