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Title: Asymptomatic human paragonimiasis among the karen people in tak province, thailand: A case report
Authors: Teera Kusolsuk
Orawan Phuphisut
Wanna Maipanich
Somchit Pubampen
Surapol Sa-Nguankiat
Akkarin Poodeepiyasawat
Nirundorn Homsuwan
Srisuchart Mongkolmoo
Tippayarat Yoonuan
Poom Adisakwattana
Udomsak Silachamroon
Yukifumi Nawa
Khon Kaen University
Mahidol University
Keywords: Immunology and Microbiology;Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2020
Citation: Korean Journal of Parasitology. Vol.58, No.1 (2020), 57-60
Abstract: © 2020, Korean Society for Parasitology and Tropical Medicine. During the mobile clinic activities in Tak Province, Thailand, Paragonimus sp. eggs were found in a fecal sample of a 72-year-old Karen resident. Paragonimus DNA was amplified from the stool sample and identified to P. heterotremus. The patient did not have any symptoms. Apparent pulmonary lesion was not found on the chest X-ray. The patient admitted habitual consumption of semi-cooked or roasted waterfall crabs for several years. The waterfall crabs collected from stream near the village were found negative for Paragonimus metacercariae. In northern Thailand, paragonimiasis remains as one of the public health concerns and should be ruled out for asymptomatic pulmonary patients.
ISSN: 17380006
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2020

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