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Simultaneous Paragonimus infection involving the breast and lung: A case report.
World J Clin Cases. 2019 Dec 26; 7(24):4292-4298.WJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Paragonimiasis is a food-borne parasitic infection caused by lung flukes of the genus Paragonimus. Although the most common site of infection is the pleuropulmonary area, the parasite can also reach other parts of the body on its journey from the intestines to the lungs, ending up in locations such as the brain, abdomen, skin, and subcutaneous tissues. Ectopic paragonimiasis is difficult to diagnose due to the rarity of this disease.

CASE SUMMARY

Here, we report a rare case of simultaneous breast and pulmonary paragonimiasis in a woman presenting painless breast mass and lung nodule with a history of eating raw trout. To confirm the diagnosis, serologic testing and tissue confirmation of the breast mass were performed. The patient was treated with surgical resection of the mass and praziquantel medication.

CONCLUSION

Ectopic paragonimiasis is difficult to diagnose due to the rarity of this disease. Thus, thorough history-taking and clinical suspicion of parasitic infection are important.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul 156707, South Korea.Department of Radiology, Seoul Metropolitan Government Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, Seoul 156707, South Korea.Department of Pathology, Seoul Metropolitan Government Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, Seoul 156707, South Korea.Department of Radiology, Seoul Metropolitan Government Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, Seoul 156707, South Korea.Department of Laboratory Medicine, Seoul Metropolitan Government Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, Seoul 156707, South Korea.Department of Surgery, Seoul Metropolitan Government Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, Seoul 156707, South Korea.Department of Surgery, Seoul Metropolitan Government Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, Seoul 156707, South Korea. kiterius@snu.ac.kr.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31911910

Citation

Oh, Moon Young, et al. "Simultaneous Paragonimus Infection Involving the Breast and Lung: a Case Report." World Journal of Clinical Cases, vol. 7, no. 24, 2019, pp. 4292-4298.
Oh MY, Chu A, Park JH, et al. Simultaneous Paragonimus infection involving the breast and lung: A case report. World J Clin Cases. 2019;7(24):4292-4298.
Oh, M. Y., Chu, A., Park, J. H., Lee, J. Y., Roh, E. Y., Chai, Y. J., & Hwang, K. T. (2019). Simultaneous Paragonimus infection involving the breast and lung: A case report. World Journal of Clinical Cases, 7(24), 4292-4298. https://doi.org/10.12998/wjcc.v7.i24.4292
Oh MY, et al. Simultaneous Paragonimus Infection Involving the Breast and Lung: a Case Report. World J Clin Cases. 2019 Dec 26;7(24):4292-4298. PubMed PMID: 31911910.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Simultaneous Paragonimus infection involving the breast and lung: A case report. AU - Oh,Moon Young, AU - Chu,Ajung, AU - Park,Jeong Hwan, AU - Lee,Jong Yoon, AU - Roh,Eun Youn, AU - Chai,Young Jun, AU - Hwang,Ki-Tae, PY - 2019/06/03/received PY - 2019/11/22/revised PY - 2019/11/26/accepted PY - 2020/1/9/entrez PY - 2020/1/9/pubmed PY - 2020/1/9/medline KW - Breast mass KW - Case report KW - Lung nodule KW - Paragonimiasis KW - Paragonimus westermani KW - Parasitic infection SP - 4292 EP - 4298 JF - World journal of clinical cases JO - World J Clin Cases VL - 7 IS - 24 N2 - BACKGROUND: Paragonimiasis is a food-borne parasitic infection caused by lung flukes of the genus Paragonimus. Although the most common site of infection is the pleuropulmonary area, the parasite can also reach other parts of the body on its journey from the intestines to the lungs, ending up in locations such as the brain, abdomen, skin, and subcutaneous tissues. Ectopic paragonimiasis is difficult to diagnose due to the rarity of this disease. CASE SUMMARY: Here, we report a rare case of simultaneous breast and pulmonary paragonimiasis in a woman presenting painless breast mass and lung nodule with a history of eating raw trout. To confirm the diagnosis, serologic testing and tissue confirmation of the breast mass were performed. The patient was treated with surgical resection of the mass and praziquantel medication. CONCLUSION: Ectopic paragonimiasis is difficult to diagnose due to the rarity of this disease. Thus, thorough history-taking and clinical suspicion of parasitic infection are important. SN - 2307-8960 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31911910/Simultaneous_Paragonimus_infection_involving_the_breast_and_lung:_A_case_report L2 - http://www.wjgnet.com/2307-8960/full/v7/i24/4292.htm DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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