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Definitions

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  • n. A food-borne parasitic infection caused by the lung fluke, most commonly Paragonimus westermani, in humans usually spread by ingestion of raw or undercooked freshwater crabs or crayfishes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A general term including all infections (cerebral as well as pulmonary) with lung-flukes (genus Paragonimus), such as pulmonary distomatosis or parasitic hemoptysis in man.

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Examples

  • The infection, called paragonimiasis, is caused by a parasite common in crayfish throughout North America.

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  • "The infection, called paragonimiasis, is very rare, so it's extremely unusual to see this many cases in one medical center in a relatively short period of time," says Washington

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  • The clinical studies were carried out on 245 patients with fascioliasis in 6 trials, and on 261 people with paragonimiasis in 3 trials.

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  • Studies on the treatment of paragonimiasis were conducted in Cameroon and Ecuador.

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  • In 1990, the World Health Organization's (WHO) Division of Control of Tropical Diseases (CTD) and the pharmaceutical company Ciba-Geigy concluded a Memorandum of Understanding to conduct additional clinical trials of triclabendazole in the treatment of fascioliasis and paragonimiasis.

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  • With a quick search of the medical literature, Bailey learned that rare cases of North American paragonimiasis had been described in patients eating raw crayfish.

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  • Physicians at Washington University School of Medicine published a review article last year that includes information about the first three cases of paragonimiasis they diagnosed: Lane

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  • For now, the message for physicians is to consider paragonimiasis in patients with cough, fever and eosinophilia.

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  • Once the diagnosis is made, paragonimiasis is easily treated with an oral drug, praziquantel, taken three times a day for only two days.

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  • No one knows why more cases of paragonimiasis are being diagnosed now, but doctors and researchers at Washington University are studying the parasite and hope to develop a better diagnostic test for the infection.

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