Parasitic infections of the lung: a guide for the respiratory physician


Kunst, H; Mack, D; Kon, OM; Banerjee, AK; Chiodini, P; Grant, A; (2011) Parasitic infections of the lung: a guide for the respiratory physician. Thorax, 66 (6). pp. 528-536. ISSN 0040-6376 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/thx.2009.132217

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Abstract

Parasitic infections of the lung occur worldwide among both immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients and may affect the respiratory system in a variety of ways. This review provides an update on the presenting symptoms, signs, investigation and management of diseases affecting the lung caused by protozoa, nematodes and trematodes. The clinical presentations and radiographic findings of several of these diseases may mimic tuberculosis and malignancy. It is important to consider parasitic infections in the differential diagnosis of such lung diseases. If identified early, most parasitic diseases that affect the lung are curable with medical or surgical treatments.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: TROPICAL PULMONARY EOSINOPHILIA, SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, STRONGYLOIDES-STERCORALIS, HYDATID-DISEASE, SCHISTOSOMIASIS-MANSONI, HYPERINFECTION SYNDROME, IMAGING FEATURES, PARAGONIMIASIS, DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE, ALBENDAZOLE
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
PubMed ID: 20880867
Web of Science ID: 290852600014
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/657

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