Trichinella myopathy in a child presenting with a neck mass: Case report and literature review
Keywords:Trichinellosis, Ethiopia, Children, Myositis
Human Trichinellosis is a widely distributed tissue nematode infection. It is infrequently reported from Ethiopian children. We report on a twelve year old boy who presented with a left sided neck swelling of three months and dysphagia of one month duration. A muscular biopsy confirmed the presence of Trichinellosis and the child was treated with Albendazole for ten days. Children with dietary risk factors and presenting with chronic myositis should be evaluated for Trichinella infection as part of their work-up.
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