Cysticercosis in humans is a serious public health problem,
predominantly affecting low and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Cysticercosis, the infection with the larval form of the pork tapeworm,
Taenia Solium has high prevalence in areas where there are poor sanitary
conditions and domestic pig without adequate veterinary control. Humans
are the definitive host and pigs are the main source of infection. Human
infection occurs when pork is eaten raw or undercooked. Ingested eggs or
proglottids hatch into larvae form, which penetrate the intestinal wall
into the blood stream and migrate into different organs including
subcutaneous tissues, brain, eyes and rarely heart or lung, where they
mature into cysticerci. Pulmonary cysticercosis has been rarely
described; case reports are predominantly in adults and are usually of
disseminated disease. In children the data are very scarce, with a
single case report of a two-year old child with pulmonary infiltration,
eosinophilia and subcutaneous cysticercosis.