Case report: Cysticercosis with an orbital tropism in twins

Bradford W. Lee, Usha R. Kumar, Don O. Kikkawa, Ramzi M. Alameddine, Bobby S. Korn, Jonathan H. Lin, Deirdre E. Amaro, Maureen C. Lowe, Peter A. Hilger, Joseph M. Vinetz

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Abstract

Two fraternal twin sisters developed cysticercosis localizing to the right lateral orbit over the same period after a presumed common-source exposure in China. This case demonstrates that cysticercosis can be related to travel. Similar temporal and spatial occurrences of these infections suggest a genetic tropism of the infecting organism in these twins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)828-830
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume93
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015

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