Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 117--119

A microbial old friend with a new face: A rare case of pyrexia of unknown origin and leukemoid reaction


Sumeet P Mirgh1, Virti D Shah2, Jehangir S Sorabjee3 
1 Department of Hematology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India
2 Department of Neurology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Medicine, Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Sumeet P Mirgh
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We present a case of a young male, who presented to us with high-grade fever for more than four weeks, refractory seizures, multiple subcutaneous palpable lumps, and evidence of leukocytosis with predominant left shift on the peripheral smear. The classic “starry-sky” appearance on imaging, generalized muscular uptake on positron emission tomography-computerized tomography scan, and positive serology led to a diagnosis of disseminated cysticercosis. He responded to oral steroids. To the best of our knowledge, disseminated cysticercosis presenting as pyrexia of unknown origin and with a leukemoid reaction has never been reported in literature.


How to cite this article:
Mirgh SP, Shah VD, Sorabjee JS. A microbial old friend with a new face: A rare case of pyrexia of unknown origin and leukemoid reaction.J Global Infect Dis 2017;9:117-119


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Mirgh SP, Shah VD, Sorabjee JS. A microbial old friend with a new face: A rare case of pyrexia of unknown origin and leukemoid reaction. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Jun 25 ];9:117-119
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