Volume 94, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



, a tapeworm harbored in the intestine of mustelids, is a rarely encountered zoonotic cysticercosis pathogen. The larval stage closely resembles the cysticercus, but the natural host and thus the epidemiology of the disease is different. We here report a human eye infection diagnosed molecularly in a previously healthy female German patient. The case represents the third human infection described worldwide; the two previous cases were also European, involving eye and brain.


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  • Received : 06 Dec 2015
  • Accepted : 07 Jan 2016
  • Published online : 04 May 2016

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