Two cases of pulmonary and pleural sparganosis confirmed by tissue biopsy and immunoserology
Authors: Sang Wan Chung1; Yee Hyung Kim1; Eun Jung Lee1; Dae Hyun Kim2; Gou Young Kim3
Descriptors: Sparganosis; Multiple pulmonary nodules; Parasites; Pleural effusion
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Sparganosis in humans is an incidental infection and is known to be associated with eating insufficiently cooked meat of frogs and snakes or drinking unboiled stream water. Although it can involve various internal organs, pulmonary and pleural involvement due to sparganum is rare. Because we recently experienced two cases involving lung parenchyma and pleura that were misdiagnosed as bacterial pneumonia and lung cancer, we herein intend to present them in detail.
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