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Paragonimiasis westermani presenting as an asymptomatic nodular lesion in the lung: Report of a case

Authors
  • Yoshino, Ichiro1
  • Nawa, Yukifumi2
  • Yano, Tokujiro1
  • Ichinose, Yukito1
  • 1 National Kyushu Cancer Center, Department of Chest Surgery, 3-1-1 Notame, Minami-ku, Fukuoka, 815, Japan , Fukuoka
  • 2 Miyazaki Medical College, Department of Parasitology, Kiyotake, Miyazaki, 889-16, Japan , Miyazaki
Type
Published Article
Journal
Surgery Today
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1998
Volume
28
Issue
1
Pages
108–110
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/BF02483621
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
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Abstract

A 57-year-old man with a history of having consumed fresh-water crab 8 months previously presented with a solitary mass lesion in the left lung without any symptoms. Since neoplastic disease could not be ruled out, an open biopsy was performed, and histological examination confirmed a definite diagnosis of paragonimiasis. A high level of the anti-Paragonimus westermani antibody was detected in the sera of the patient, but this level decreased substantially 3 months after chemotherapy with bithionol.

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