Severe pleuropulmonary paragonimiasis 8 years after emigration from a region of endemicity

Anne M. Meehan, Abinash Virk, Karen Swanson, Eric M. Poeschla

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Abstract

A Laotian man who had resided only in the north-central United States for 8 years sought care for an acute, progressive syndrome of severe dyspnea, chest pain, bilateral pneumothoraces, lung and liver nodules, and marked peripheral blood eosinophilia. He habitually ate raw crabmeat imported pickled or frozen from Southeast Asia; he denied eating local crustaceans. Ova consistent with the lung fluke Paragonimus westermani were identified in a bronchoalveolar lavage specimen, and the eosinophilia and pulmonary symptoms resolved with praziquantel therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-90
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2002

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Paragonimiasis
Emigration and Immigration
Paragonimus westermani
Pulmonary Eosinophilia
Praziquantel
Trematoda
Lung
Southeastern Asia
Eosinophilia
Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Pneumothorax
Chest Pain
Dyspnea
Ovum
Eating
Liver
Therapeutics

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Severe pleuropulmonary paragonimiasis 8 years after emigration from a region of endemicity. / Meehan, Anne M.; Virk, Abinash; Swanson, Karen; Poeschla, Eric M.

In: Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol. 35, No. 1, 01.07.2002, p. 87-90.

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Meehan, Anne M. ; Virk, Abinash ; Swanson, Karen ; Poeschla, Eric M. / Severe pleuropulmonary paragonimiasis 8 years after emigration from a region of endemicity. In: Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2002 ; Vol. 35, No. 1. pp. 87-90.
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