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Infection with Linguatula.
See also: halzoun.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
An acute upper respiratory tract infestation by the sheep liver fluke, Linguatula serrata, that occurs in Lebanon and Syria, due to ingestion of raw or improperly cooked goat and sheep liver containing viable 3rd stage larvae, which colonise the oropharynx, causing deafness by blocking the eustachian tube, episodic sneezing and coughing, haemoptysis, dysphagia, dysphonia, dyspnoea, and possibly death by closure of nasopharynx
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Lazo et al., "Ocular linguatuliasis in ecuador: case report and morphometric study of the larva of Linguatula serrata," American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol.
The control serum sample from the patient with linguatuliasis exhibited an index of 1.3.