Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 63(5); 2007 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 2007;63(5):440-443.
DOI:    Published online November 1, 2007.
A Case of Pulmonary Paragonimiasis Mimicking Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
Hyun Soo Kim, Young Sun Ko, Hyun Jung Kwak, Hee Kyung Lee, Sang Heon Kim, Tae Hyung Kim, Jang Won Sohn, Ho Joo Yoon, Dong Ho Shin, Sung Soo Park
Division of Pulmonology, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.
Paragonimiasis mainly occurs by ingestion of raw or undercooked freshwater crabs or crayfish. In our country, the prevalence of paragonimiasis was high until late 1960s due to eating habits, but after the 1970s the prevalence of the disease has markedly decreased and now the disease is rarely seen. As the clinical and radiological features as well as the laboratory findings are similar to that of pulmonary tuberculosis, the differential diagnosis of pulmonary paragonimiasis is very difficult. We experienced a case of a patient with pulmonary paragonimiasis who was treated as having pulmonary tuberculosis.
Key Words: Paragonimiasis, Tuberculosis

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