Rice grain calcification - cysticercosis

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Incidental finding

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

Typical calcified rice bodies in all the muscles around the knee. They are dead cysts and are usually asymptomatic.

Case Discussion

The rice grain calcification is characteristic of infection with Taenia solium (cysticercosis). 

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Case information

rID: 18857
Published: 25th Jul 2012
Last edited: 22nd Sep 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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