Korean J Dermatol.  2005 Jun;43(6):821-825.

A Case of Sparganosis with Eosinophilic Panniculitis in a Patient with Rectal Cancer

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Seoul, Korea. dermad@empal.com

Abstract

Sparganosis is an infection by sparganum, the generic term for the migrating plerocercoid larva of a tapeworm of the species Spirometra. The clinical appearance of sparganosis is usually a soft palpable, sometimes migratory, subcutaneous nodule, and microscopically, an elongated tract-like cavity, with or without a parasite body associated with eosinophilic infiltration, may be seen. Herein we present a case of sparganosis with eosinophilic panniculitis, which developed in a patient who had suffered from rectal adenocarcinoma about 5- months before presenting to our department with the skin lesion.

Keyword

Sparganosis; Eosinophilic panniculitis; Rectal cancer

MeSH Terms

Adenocarcinoma
Cestoda
Eosinophils*
Humans
Larva
Panniculitis*
Parasites
Rectal Neoplasms*
Skin
Sparganosis*
Sparganum
Spirometra
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