Cysticercosis presenting as cervical lymphadenopathy: a rare presentation in two cases with review of literature.

  title={Cysticercosis presenting as cervical lymphadenopathy: a rare presentation in two cases with review of literature.},
  author={Poonam Abhay Elhence and Rani Bansal and S. C. Sharma and Vinay Bharat},
  journal={Nigerian journal of clinical practice},
  volume={15 3},
Lymphadenopathy is a rare mode of presentation of cysticercus infestation. Hence, in endemic areas, cysticercosis must be included in the differential diagnosis of superficial palpable swellings in the neck region. We report two cases of cervical lymphadenopathy which were clinically suspected to be of tuberculous etiology. However, fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) revealed features of parasitic lymphadenitis consistent with cysticercosis. Our cases highlight the importance of FNAC as an… 

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