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The First Korean Case of Human Pulmonary Dirofilariasis

Authors
 Kyu-Jae Lee  ;  Gab-Man Park  ;  Tai-Soon Yong  ;  Kyung-il Im  ;  Soon-Hee Jung  ;  Nak-Young Jeong  ;  Won-Yeon Lee  ;  Suk-Joong Yong  ;  Kye-Chul Shin 
Citation
 Yonsei Medical Journal, Vol.41(2) : 285-288, 2000 
Journal Title
YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL
ISSN
 0513-5796 
Issue Date
2000
MeSH
Dirofilariasis/diagnosis ; Dirofilariasis/pathology* ; Humans ; Lung Diseases, Parasitic/diagnosis ; Lung Diseases, Parasitic/pathology* ; Male ; Middle Aged
Keywords
Pulmonary dirofilariasis ; Dirofilaria immitis ; infarction
Abstract
Human pulmonary dirofilariasis has been documented from many parts of the world, but not in Korea so far. We experienced a patient of pulmonary dirofilariasis who had visited a local clinic because of chest pain for 1 month. On chest radiograph, a coin lesion of 2 cm diameter and enlargement of the mediastinal lymph node were shown. An exploratory lung resection was done. Pathologically the lesion was a pulmonary dirofilariasis complicated with necrotic pneumonia, fibrosis, and infarction. At the center of the lesion, degenerated nematode sections with multilayered cuticle, thick musculature, and bilateral internal ridges on each side were found, which was identified to be Dirofilaria immitis. This is the first report of human pulmonary dirofilariasis in Korea.
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DOI
10.3349/ymj.2000.41.2.285
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Tropica Medicine (열대의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Yong, Tai Soon(용태순) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3445-0769
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/171880
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