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What are symptoms of paragonimiasis?

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There are no symptoms at first, and many people never have any symptoms. In the first month or so after someone is infected, the worms spread through the belly, sometimes causing:

When worms travel to the chest, they can cause:

  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Belly pain
  • Itching and hives
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain (made worse by deep breathing or coughing)

From: Paragonimiasis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC. "Parasites -- Paragonimiasis (also known as Paragonimus Infection)."

Procop, G. 2009. Clinical Microbiology Reviews,

Fried, B. , 2010. Parasitology Research

Harinasuta, T. , 1993. Infectious Disease Clinics of North America

Yang, S. 1959. Diseases of the Chest,

Johnson, R. 1985. Reviews of Infectious Diseases,

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 02, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC. "Parasites -- Paragonimiasis (also known as Paragonimus Infection)."

Procop, G. 2009. Clinical Microbiology Reviews,

Fried, B. , 2010. Parasitology Research

Harinasuta, T. , 1993. Infectious Disease Clinics of North America

Yang, S. 1959. Diseases of the Chest,

Johnson, R. 1985. Reviews of Infectious Diseases,

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 02, 2019

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