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North American paragonimiasis (Caused by Paragonimus kellicotti) in the context of global paragonimiasis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19597007     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Paragonimus species are highly evolved parasites with a complex life cycle that involves at least three different hosts, i.e., snails, crustaceans, and mammals. The adult forms of Paragonimus species reside and mate in the lungs of a variety of permissive mammalian hosts, including humans. Although human paragonimiasis is uncommonly encountered in North America, both autochthonous and imported disease may be encountered. Paragonimus kellicotti, the species endemic to North America, is a well-known pathogen in wild and domestic animals. Five patients with North American paragonimiasis have been reported in the recent medical literature. The biologic, clinical, radiologic, and laboratory features of paragonimiasis are reviewed, with emphasis on North American paragonimiasis whenever possible.
Authors:
Gary W Procop
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical microbiology reviews     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1098-6618     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Microbiol. Rev.     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-14     Completed Date:  2009-09-07     Revised Date:  2013-06-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8807282     Medline TA:  Clin Microbiol Rev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  415-46     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Pathology/L11, The Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA. procopg@ccf.org
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Emigration and Immigration
Humans
Incidence
North America / epidemiology
Paragonimiasis / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  epidemiology*,  parasitology*
Paragonimus / isolation & purification*
Travel
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