Share This Article:

A Brazilian Case of Tongue Cysticercosis

Abstract Full-Text HTML XML Download Download as PDF (Size:3252KB) PP. 106-109
DOI: 10.4236/aid.2012.24018    4,417 Downloads   7,138 Views   Citations

ABSTRACT

Human cysticercosis is a neglected tropical parasitic disease due to the tapeworm Taenia solium, common in endemic developing countries. Cysticerci are most commonly found within the central nervous system, but they may also localize in a variety of tissues, including the tongue. Here, we described a case of a 21-year-old woman with a painless, firm, smooth, mucosa-colored nodule located in the lateral region of the tongue was seen by a dentist. An excisional biopsy was performed, and the surgical specimen was examined histomorphologically. The analysis revealed the presence of a cystic lesion containing a serrated larva (Cysticercus cellulosae) as well as a cystic capsule with predominantly mononuclear inflammation. The morphological findings were consistent with the diagnosis of cysticercosis of the tongue. The patient was followed for 22 months and showed no signs of recurrence.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Cite this paper

F. Neves Santos, F. Neves Santos Soares, C. Leal Macedo, R. Oliveira de Souza, A. Rode Santos, C. Araújo Silva Gurgel and F. Luciano Neves Santos, "A Brazilian Case of Tongue Cysticercosis," Advances in Infectious Diseases, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 106-109. doi: 10.4236/aid.2012.24018.

References

[1] S. Lustigman, R. K. Prichard, A. Gazzinelli, W. N. Grant, B. A. Boatin, J. S. McCarthy and M. G. Basá?ez, “A Research Agenda for Helminth Diseases of Humans: The Problem of Helminthiases,” PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2012, p. e1582. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0001582
[2] World Health Organization Expert Committee, Report of the WHO Expert Consultation on Foodborne Trematode Infections and Taeniasis/Cysticercosis, Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, 12-16 October 2009. http://www.who.int/neglected_diseases/preventive_chemotherapy/WHO_HTM_NTD_PCT_2011.3.pdf
[3] A. C. White, “Why Are There Seizures in Neurocysticercosis: Is It in the Genes,” Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 202, No. 8, 2010, pp. 1152-1153. doi:10.1086/656396
[4] P. J. Shogan, J. F. Yasmer and M. Monson, “Cardiac Cysticercosis,” American Journal of Roentgenology, Vol. 192, No. 5, 2009, pp. 212-213. doi:10.2214/AJR.08.2000
[5] H. Yamasaki, T. Nagase, Y. Kiyoshige, M. Suzuki, K. Nakaya, Y. Itoh, Y. Saco, M. Nakao and A. Ito, “A Case of Intramuscular Cysticercosis Diagnosed Definitively by Mitochondrial DNA Analysis of Extremely Calcified Cysts,” Parasitology International, Vol. 55, No. 2, 2006, pp. 127-130. doi:10.1016/j.parint.2005.11.057
[6] M. Lakhey, S. Hirachand, J. Akhter and B. Thapa, “Cysticerci in Palpable Nodules Diagnosed on Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology,” Journal of Nepal Medical Association, Vol. 48, No. 176, 2009, pp. 314-317.
[7] K. Swastika, C. I. Dewiyani, T. Yanagida, Y. Sako, M. Sudarmaja, P. Sutisna, T. Wandra, N. S. Dharmawan, K. Nakaya, M. Okamoto and A. Ito, “An Ocular Cysticercosis in Bali, Indonesia caused by Taenia solium Asian genotype,” Parasitology International, Vol. 61, No. 2, 2012, pp. 378-380. doi:10.1016/j.parint.2011.11.004
[8] F. J. Sorvillo, L. Portigal, C. DeGiorgio, L. Smith, S. H. Waterman, G. W. Berlin and L. R. Ash, “Cysticercosis-Related Deaths, California,” Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2004, pp. 465-469. doi:10.3201/eid1003.020749
[9] F. M. Elias, M. T. Martins, R. Foronda, W. A. Jorge and N. S. de Araújo, “Oral Cysticercosis: Case Report and Review of the Literature,” Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de S?o Paulo, Vol. 47, No. 2, 2005, pp. 95-98. doi:10.1590/S0036-46652005000200007
[10] D. Mahajan, N. Khurana and N. Setia, “Coexistence of Salivary Gland Cysticercosis with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Mandible,” Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology, Vol. 103, No. 3, 2007, pp. 47-50. doi:10.1016/j.tripleo.2006.10.001
[11] L. I. Terrazas, “The Complex Role of Pro- and Anti-Inflammatory Cytokines in Cysticercosis: Immunological Lessons from Experimental and Natural Hosts,” Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, Vol. 8, No. 5, 2008, pp. 383-392. doi:10.2174/156802608783790848
[12] D. J. Webb, J. Seidel and R. W. Correll, “Multiple Nodules on the Tongue of a Patient with Seizures,” Journal of American Dental Association, Vol. 112, No. 5, 1986, pp. 701-702.
[13] N. J. Mazhari, N. Kumar and S. Jain, “Cysticercosis of the Oral Mucosa: Aspiration Cytologic Diagnosis,” Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine, Vol. 30, No. 3, 2001, pp. 187-189.
[14] J. Lustmann and M. Copelyn, “Oral Cysticercosis. Review of the Literature and Report of 2 Cases,” International Journal of Oral Surgery, Vol. 10, No. 5, 1981, pp. 371-375. doi:10.1016/S0300-9785(81)80038-5
[15] B. J. Mwang’onde, G. Nkwengulila and M. Chacha, “The Serological Survey for Human Cysticercosis Prevalence in Mbulu Disctrict, Tanzania,” Advances in Infectious Diseases, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2012, pp. 62-66. doi:10.4236/aid.2012.23009
[16] H. H. Garcia, L. J. Harrison, R. M. Parkhouse, T. Montenegro, S. M. Martinez, V. C. Tsang and R. H. Gilman, “A Specific Antigen-Detection ELISA for the Diagnosis of Human Neurocysticercosis. The Cysticercosis Working Group in Peru,” Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol. 92, No. 4, 1998, pp. 411-414. doi:10.1016/S0035-9203(98)91069-0

  
comments powered by Disqus

Copyright © 2019 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.

Creative Commons License

This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.