Volume 72, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


We present the case of a 49-year-old man with progressive generalized muscle hypertrophy and weakness for 3 months. Laboratory results revealed peripheral blood eosinophilia and significant elevation of creatinine kinase level. Histologic findings from muscle biopsy demonstrated a nurse cell-larva complex. Treatment with albendazole resulted in a very favorable outcome.


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  • Received : 05 Oct 2004
  • Accepted : 20 Oct 2004
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