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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 265-267

Paragonimus westermani infection in lung: A confounding diagnostic entity


1 Department of Pathology, Shaheed Hasan Khan Mewati Government Medical College, Nalhar (Mewat), Haryana, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Army Hospital (Research and Referral), Delhi Cantonment, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Pathology, Army College of Medical Sciences, Delhi Cantonment, New Delhi, India
4 Department of Pathology, Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences, Hapur, Uttar Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.156248

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Paragonimiasis is a food-borne parasitic zoonosis caused by the genus Paragonimus. Fresh water snails, crabs, and crayfish are the first and second intermediate hosts, respectively. Humans acquire this infection by ingesting uncooked/undercooked crustaceans. Laboratory diagnosis of Paragonimiasis is done by demonstration of ova in the sputum/feces/pleural fluid or by serology. A case of pulmonary Paragonimiasis is presented herewith; the patient having been diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis earlier. The aim of this presentation is to highlight this entity so that it is considered in the differential diagnosis in a case of hemoptysis.


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