(Oriental-lung flukes infection; endemic hemoptysis)

A Paragonimiasis is an infection with the lung flukes Paragonimus westermani or related species. An infection of humans occurs through the consumption of raw, pickled or incompletely cooked freshwater shellfish. The symptoms consist of chronic cough, chest pain, dyspnea and hemoptysis. Allergic skin reactions and CNS abnormalities due to ectopic leech, incl. Seizures, aphasia, paralysis and vision problems can also occur. The diagnosis is made by the detection of eggs in sputum, stool, pleural or peritoneal fluid. There are also serological tests available. The treatment of choice is praziquantel.

Flukes are parasitic flat worms which various parts of the body of infecting (eg., Blood vessels, the gastrointestinal tract, lungs, liver), depending on the type.

A Paragonimiasis is an infection with the lung flukes Paragonimus westermani or related species. An infection of humans occurs through the consumption of raw, pickled or incompletely cooked freshwater shellfish. The symptoms consist of chronic cough, chest pain, dyspnea and hemoptysis. Allergic skin reactions and CNS abnormalities due to ectopic leech, incl. Seizures, aphasia, paralysis and vision problems can also occur. The diagnosis is made by the detection of eggs in sputum, stool, pleural or peritoneal fluid. There are also serological tests available. The treatment of choice is praziquantel. Flukes are parasitic flat worms which various parts of the body of infecting (eg., Blood vessels, the gastrointestinal tract, lungs, liver), depending on the type. Although> 30 Paragonimus spp exists and has dokumenteirt 10 to an infection of the human lead, P. westermani is most common. The main endemic areas are in the Far East: mainly Korea, Japan, Taiwan, the highlands of China and the Philippines. Endemic foci with other Paragonimus spp exist in West Africa and parts of South and Central America. P. kellicotti has caused human infections in North America. Pathophysiology excreted in sputum or stool eggs develop over 2-3 weeks in fresh water, then hatch miracidia (first instar). The miracidia infect snails; develop them and multiply them and eventually slip as cercariae. The cercariae penetrate freshwater crabs or -krebse and encyst to form metacercariae. An infection of humans occurs through the consumption of raw, pickled or incompletely cooked shellfish. In the human intestinal tract, the metacercariae hatch, penetrate the intestinal wall and move into the peritoneal cavity and then through the diaphragm into the pleural cavity. You get into the lung tissue, are encapsulated and develop into hermaphroditic adult worms produce eggs adult worms grow to 4-6 mm to about 7.5 to 12 mm. From the lungs the eggs leave the body in sputum that is coughed up and spat out or swallowed and passed in the stool. The worms can achieve and develop there, the brain, the liver, lymph nodes, skin and spinal cord. However, the life cycle, in these organs can not be completed because the eggs have no way to leave the body. Adult worms can persist for 20-25 years. Life cycle of Paragonimus westermani. Picture of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Image Library. var model = {thumbnailUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/paragonimus_westermani_life_cycle_high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0&mw=350’ imageUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/paragonimus_westermani_life_cycle_high_de.jpg?la = en & thn = 0 ‘, title:’ life cycle of Paragonimus westermani ‘description:’. u003cdiv class = “list ” u003e u003cul data-mmanualobjecttype = “”list “” class = “”nobulleted “” u003e u003cli u003e u003Ca id = “”v1014690_de “” class = “”anchor “” u003e u003c / a u003e u003cdiv class = “”para “” u003e u003cp u003e1. In humans

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