lung fluke


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lung fluke

A fluke that infests lung tissue. Only one species, Paragonimus westermani, is common in humans.
See also: fluke
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Paragonimus westermani is a lung fluke first described in Bengal tigers housed in zoos in Hamburg and Amsterdam in 1877.[1,2] Human infestations were described later in Asia, where P westermani is endemic, and other species of Paragonimus have been described in Asia and other continents.
Molecular characterization of the North American lung fluke Paragonimus kellicotti in Missouri and its development in Mongolian gerbils.
The friends, who ate the shellfish around two months ago, developed lung fluke infections.
Trematode infections: liver and lung flukes. Infect Dis Clin North Am.
Paragonimiasis is a parasitic infection of the lungs caused by zoonotic lung flukes of the genus Paragonimus.