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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of trematode worms of the family Fasciolidæ. These worms are from 8 to 16 millimeters long and live as parasites in the lungs of man, cats, and various other mammals. In man, especially in Asia, they cause a parasitic hemoptysis, long mistaken for tuberculosis. The type is P. westermanii.

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  • The "aha moment" for Bailey occurred when the patient's wife mentioned that his symptoms developed about a week after he ate raw crayfish from a Missouri river, and Bailey recalled that in Asia eating raw or undercooked crabs can lead to a paragonimus infection.

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