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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 185-187

Lingual cysticercosis

1 Department of Microbiology, Maharashtra Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Medical College, Latur, Maharastra, India
2 Krishna Surgical Pathology Laboratory, Latur, Maharastra, India
3 Department of Microbiology, Topiwala National Medical College and Bai Yamunabai Laxman Nair Hospital, Mumbai, Maharastra, India

Correspondence Address:
V P Baradkar
Department of Microbiology, Topiwala National Medical College and Bai Yamunabai Laxman Nair Hospital, Mumbai, Maharastra
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.129828

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Cysticercosis is a disease caused by larval form of tapeworm. Cysticercus cellulose primarily develops in tissues of pigs. Infection of human tissues is unusual and affliction of the oral cavity is rare. We, herein, present a case of lingual cysticercosis without involvement of any other site. A 5-year-old male, non-vegetarian child presented with a painless, pearly white, solitary nodular swelling on posterior dorsal side of tongue since 3 months. Excision biopsy was done. Histopathology revealed cysticercous cellulose in tongue muscles.


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