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What is paragonimiasis?

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Paragonimiasis is an infection with parasitic worms. It is caused by eating undercooked crab or crayfish.

Paragonimiasis can cause illness resembling pneumonia or stomach flu. The infection can last for years.

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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