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Volume 19, Number 12—December 2013


Cerebellar Cysticercosis Caused by Larval Taenia crassiceps Tapeworm in Immunocompetent Woman, Germany

Vasileios Ntoukas1, Dennis Tappe1, Daniel Pfütze, Michaela Simon, and Thomas HolzmannComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Brüder, Regensburg, Germany (V. Ntoukas, D. Pfütze); University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany (D. Tappe); University of Regensburg, Germany (M. Simon, T. Holzmann)

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Cases of Taenia crassiceps tapeworm infection in humans*

Patient residence Site of infection Type of immunosuppression Reference
Germany Cerebellum None This article
Switzerland Subcutis and muscle, upper limb AIDS (4)
Germany Subcutis and muscle, forearm and hand NHL (1)
United States (Oregon) Subcutis, shoulder None Ronald Neafie, pers. comm.
United States (Maine) Eye (subretinal) None Ronald Neafie, pers. comm.)
France Subcutis and muscle, arm AIDS (7)
France Subcutis and muscle, forearm AIDS (5)
USA (Missouri) Eye (subretinal) None (9)
France Subcutis and muscle AIDS (12)
Austria Eye (anterior chamber) None (8)
Germany Subcutis and muscle, back AIDS (6)
Canada (Ontario) Eye (anterior chamber) None (10)

*NHL, non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.