Ocular myocysticercosis: an unusual case of ptosis

Authors

  • S Agrawal Santosh Medical College, Ghaziabad,
  • Somesh Ranjan Santosh Medical College, Ghaziabad,
  • A Mishra Santosh Medical College, Ghaziabad,

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/nepjoph.v5i2.8745

Keywords:

Cysticercosis, levator palpebrae superioris, superior rectus

Abstract

Background: Cysticercosis is common in endemic countries like India. It can have various clinical manifestations depending on the tissue involved. It refers to a parasitic infestation by Cysticercus cellulosae, the larval form of the pork tapeworm or Taenia solium.

Objective: To report an unusual case of ocular cysticercosis involving the levator palpebrae superioris and superior rectus muscle of the right eye.

Case description: A young, male adult was diagnosed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan of the skull and orbit to have right-sided ocular cysticercosis. The patient was treated with oral prednisolone and albendazole, to which he showed a significant improvement.

Conclusion: Ocular myocysticercosis can be diagnosed by MRI and be treated medically with steroid and albendazole.

Nepal J Ophthalmol 2013; 5(10): 279-281

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/nepjoph.v5i2.8745

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Published

2013-09-25

How to Cite

Agrawal, S., Ranjan, S., & Mishra, A. (2013). Ocular myocysticercosis: an unusual case of ptosis. Nepalese Journal of Ophthalmology, 5(2), 279–280. https://doi.org/10.3126/nepjoph.v5i2.8745

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