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Year : 2017 | Month : September | Volume : 11 | Issue : 9 | Page : ZD04 - ZD05

Tiny Creature in Oral Cavity: A Case Report

Cheena Singh, M Parvathi Devi, Kamal Sagar

1. Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India. 2. Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teertnaker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Institute, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. 3. Demonstrator, Department of Periodontology, Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Cheena Singh,
Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences,
Rohtak-124001, Haryana, India.
E-mail: cheenasngh3@gmail.com

Abstract

Oral cavity is nidus of much pathology. Some may arise due to altered eating habits such as meat, uncooked food etc. The parasitic infections arising from ingesting uncooked pork (larva of pork tapeworm) called as cysticercosis and being undiagnosed lead to “diagnostic dilemma”. Herein we report a case of cysticercosis involving the right dorsum of tongue along with review of literature.

Keywords

Cysticercosis, Orofacial region, Tapeworm larva, Tongue

How to cite this article :

Cheena Singh, M Parvathi Devi, Kamal Sagar. TINY CREATURE IN ORAL CAVITY: A CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 September [cited: 2018 Jan 18 ]; 11:ZD04-ZD05. Available from
http://www.jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=September&volume=11&issue=9&page=ZD04-ZD05&id=10583

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/27834.10583

Date of Submission: Feb 24, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Mar 06, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Jun 20, 2017
Date of Publishing: Sep 01, 2017

FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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