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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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ALVARADO P, Liliana; PARIONA L, Ricardo  and  BELTRAN F, María. Casos de paragonimiasis (paragonimiosis) en el Hospital Nacional Sergio E. Bernales (Lima, Perú). Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2004, vol.21, n.2, pp.107-110. ISSN 1726-4634.

This is a case report of a patient who was receiving antituberculous therapy because of cough, weight loss, hemoptysis and radiological images compatible with pulmonary tuberculosis. Since he failed with therapy, he was referred to Sergio Bernales Hospital, where Paragonimus sp. eggs were casually found in a sputum examination. The patient came from Cajamarca department, and as part of his past medical history, he used to eat raw crab meat; and his son, who was also included in the tuberculosis program and who also used to eat raw crab meat, was found to be positive for Paragonimus sp. in sputum and stool samples. After therapy with Praziquantel, both patients improved their symptoms.

Keywords : Paragonimiosis/Paragonimiasis; Paragonimus; Tuberculosis; Peru.

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