Journal of Rheumatology and Orthopedics

Journal of Rheumatology and Orthopedics

ISSN 2055-7000
Case report

A rare case of isolated cysticercosis of the biceps brachii muscle: a diagnostic dilemma

Prasad Chaudhari, Rajendraprasad R Butala, Sanjay Dhar and Manit Arora*

*Correspondence: Manit Arora manit_arora@hotmail.com

Author Affiliations

Department of Orthopaedics, Padmashree Dr DY Patil Hospital and Research Centre, Navi Mumbai, India.

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Abstract

Cysticercosis is an infection with the larval form of the pork tapeworm Taenia solium that commonly presents with central nervous system involvement. Isolated muscular involvement is rare with only a handful of cases reported in the literature. Involvement of the biceps brachii muscle is rarer with only two such cases reported. We present a case of isolated cysticercosis of the biceps brachii muscle that presented a diagnostic challenge. Misdiagnosed on ultrasound but diagnosed correctly on Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging, the patient's infection was successfully managed non-operatively with oral antihelminthic and symptomatic treatment.

Keywords: Cysticercosis, tapeworm, muscle, biceps brachii, albendazole, anti-inflammatory medication, MRI

ISSN 2055-7000
Volume 1
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