This patient presented to a specialty clinic that routinely monitored him for autism. An electroencephalogram and MRI scan were ordered as part of a chief complaint for new-onset seizures. The scolex of a tapeworm was an incidental finding that is diagnostic for tapeworm. Pork tapeworm is the most common tapeworm parasite in Mexico. Cysticidal medication was indicated because the eye examination was within normal limits. The patient should receive close follow-up from the neurology team with ongoing communication to the primary care provider.
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J Pediatr Health Care. 2010;24(4):270-274. © 2010 Mosby, Inc.
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