Vertebral cysticercosis : a case report

Vlok, G. J. ; Wells, M. C. (1988)

CITATION: Vlok, G. J. & Wells, M. C. 1988. Vertebral cysticercosis : a case report. South African Medical Journal, 73:730-731.

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Cysticercosis is a well-known condition in man, affecting the brain and neuromuscular tissue. Bony involvement is very rare. Our patient presented with destruction of the 11th thoracic vertebra and paraplegia. The diagnosis was confirmed on histological examination and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.

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