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Different chest radiographic findings of pulmonary paragonimiasis in two endemic countries.
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PMID:  20889893     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We compared the chest radiographic findings of patients with pulmonary paragonimiasis in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) with a report from Korea. The clinical and radiological characteristics of 50 confirmed Laotian pleuropulmonary paragonimiasis patients were studied between March 2003 and June 2007. In 49 patients, the chest radiographs showed abnormal findings (98%). Pulmonary parenchymal abnormalities were found in all 49 patients, whereas pleural effusion was only found in 11 patients (22%). The three most common intraparenchymal findings were multiple small cysts (90%), irregular linear densities (68%), and nodular opacities (40%). The numbers of patients who had these three findings were significantly different from the Korean report (P < 0.001). In conclusion, radiographic findings of pulmonary paragonimiasis may vary among countries.
Jaturat Kanpittaya; Kittisak Sawanyawisuth; Anan Vannavong; Pewpan M Intapan; Wanchai Maleewong; Wei Zhang; Michel Strobel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  83     ISSN:  1476-1645     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-04     Completed Date:  2010-10-29     Revised Date:  2013-07-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370507     Medline TA:  Am J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  924-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Srinagarind Hospital, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Endemic Diseases*
Korea / epidemiology
Laos / epidemiology
Lung Diseases, Parasitic / epidemiology*,  pathology,  radiography*
Middle Aged
Paragonimiasis / epidemiology*,  parasitology,  pathology,  radiography*
Paragonimus / classification
Species Specificity
Young Adult

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