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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR  
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 737-738
Kidney cysticercosis, cysticercosis related kidney disease and cysticercosis in patients with underlying renal problem: A Rare but important tropical renal infection


1 Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China; Dr. D. Y. Patil University, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Date of Submission26-Sep-2017
Date of Acceptance28-Sep-2017
Date of Web Publication28-Jun-2018
 

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Kidney cysticercosis, cysticercosis related kidney disease and cysticercosis in patients with underlying renal problem: A Rare but important tropical renal infection. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2018;29:737-8

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Kidney cysticercosis, cysticercosis related kidney disease and cysticercosis in patients with underlying renal problem: A Rare but important tropical renal infection. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Nov 29];29:737-8. Available from: https://www.sjkdt.org/text.asp?2018/29/3/737/235189
To the Editor,

Cysticercosis is an important tissue parasitic disease seen in tropical countries. There are sporadic reports from tropical Asia, Africa, and America. The disease can exist in any organs of the patients. Focusing on kidney cysticercosis, there are extremely few reports. The case might be accidentally detected during the autopsy.[1] The disseminated cysticercosis might involve the kidney, but the problem is usually silent.[2] Focusing on isolated kidney cysticercosis, there are only two published cases.[3],[4] Focusing on the clinical presentation of the kidney cysticercosis, one case has chronic flank pain and pyuria and the other case has hematuria. The final diagnoses in both cases are from surgical specimen pathology examination. The abnormal urination seems to be the important clinical presentation of isolated kidney cysticercosis. Indeed, cysti-cercosis can cause the tissue cyst at any organs, and the kidney cysticercosis is possible and might be missed diagnosed.

A more interesting observation is on the possible renal problem relating to cysticer-cosis. There is an interesting report mentioning that glomerulonephritis might be a complication of cysticercosis.[5] In addition, the cysti-cercosis might be the concurrent problems in the patients with underlying renal disease or patients with renal transplantation. The good example is the occurrence of neurocysticer-cosis or subcutaneous cysticercosis in post-renal transplantation cases.[6],[7] For management of those cases, the standard antiparasitic medication and surgical removal is still then main recommended therapy.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

 
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Bal MS, Suri A, Kumar R, Bodal VK. Disseminated cysticercosis in a post mortem case. J Punjab Acad Forensic Med Toxicol 2012;12:40-2.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
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Rabenantoandro R, Rasoloarijaona L, Rahari-velina C, Ralaifonenana J, Rasamindrakotroka J. Extramembranous glomerulonephritis and cysticercosis. Sante 1996;6:254-7.  Back to cited text no. 5
    
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Gordillo-Paniagua G, Muñoz-Arizpe R, Ponsa-Molina R. Unusual complication in a patient with renal transplantation: Cerebral cysticer-cosis. Nephron 1987;45:65-7.  Back to cited text no. 6
    
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Sandhu K, Gupta S, Kumar B, et al. The pattern of mucocutaneous infections and infestations in renal transplant recipients. J Dermatol 2003;30:590-5.  Back to cited text no. 7
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.235189

PMID: 29970757

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