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Imaging
Authors:
Stalin Santiago Celi Simbaña
and
Diego Sebastián Andrade Mora

Summary

Human cysticercosis is caused by the ingestion of eggs of the pork tapeworm (Taenia solium) (1). The ingested eggs evolve into onconspheres that cross the intestinal mucous membrane, distributing themselves to the muscles, making man their intermediate host (3).

The condition of rare systemic infestation is known as disseminated cysticercosis.

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Imaging
Authors:
Stalin Santiago Celi Simbaña
and
Diego Sebastián Andrade Mora

Abstract

Human cysticercosis, caused by the parasitic infection of Taenia Solium, is an important challenge for public health in Ecuador and other countries where poor sanitary conditions are a key factor for its appearance. In this series of cases, we publish the imaging findings corresponding to three patients treated in 2022 at the Center of Medical Specialties “Comité del Pueblo” Quito - Ecuador, in which, through radiographic images, multiple radiodense lesions were found in different anatomical regions which follow the typical pattern of distribution parallel to the muscular tissues of the affected region, generating the radiological sign known as “rice grain calcifications”, which corresponds to the presence of Disseminated Cysticercosis (DCC)in the muscular tissue of the host.

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