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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 591
An atypical case of cutaneous cysticercosis in buccal mucosa


1 Department of Dentistry, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Rathinamangalam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Tagore Dental College and Hospital, Rathinamangalam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Orthodontics, Tagore Dental College and Hospital, Rathinamangalam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
G Manikandan
Department of Dentistry, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Affiliated to Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Ammapettai Village, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_266_20

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Cysticercosis is a recognized fatal disease to the humans. Taenia solium, a larval stage of pork tapeworm that causes cysticercosis which is an important cause of morbidity in the world. This case report shows the clinical presentations of an atypical case of cutaneous cysticercosis on the right buccal mucosa and its management. It presents the importance of thorough knowledge, proper investigation, symptomatic management with improved treatment regimens and important role of minimally invasive surgery. Its outcome and the treatment options mainly depend on the number, location, size and stage of parasites, as well as on the immune response of the host.


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