First case report of paragonimiasis in a Malaysian man

Ponnampalavanar, Sasheela and Kukreja, Anjanna and Amir, Amirah and Mahmud, Rohela (2020) First case report of paragonimiasis in a Malaysian man. Tropical Biomedicine, 37 (1). pp. 24-28. ISSN 0127-5720,

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Paragonimiasis is an infection caused by Paragonimus, a lung fluke and is acquired by eating raw or undercooked crustaceans containing the infective metacercariae. Herein, we report a case of paragonimiasis in a Malaysian man who presented with incidental findings from chest radiographs. Examination of his biopsied lung tissue and sputum specimen revealed Paragonimus sp. eggs, whereas stool examination showed the presence of Giardia cysts. Patient was succesfully treated with praziquantel and metronidazole respectively. © 2020, Malaysian Society for Parasitology. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paragonimiasis; Praziquantel; Paragonimus Heterotremus
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2020 06:40
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2020 06:40

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