North American Paragonimiasis

@article{Procop2000NorthAP,
  title={North American Paragonimiasis},
  author={Gary W. Procop and Aileen Maria Marty and David N. Scheck and Darrell R. Mease and Gilbert M. Maw},
  journal={Acta Cytologica},
  year={2000},
  volume={44},
  pages={75 - 80}
}
BACKGROUND Paragonimiasis is a parasitic infection with a predilection for pulmonary involvement. Paragonimus species occur throughout the world and exist in nature in a snail-crustacean-mammalian life cycle. Human disease is most frequently encountered in cultures that ingest raw or undercooked crustaceans. North American paragonimiasis, caused by an endemic Paragonimus species, Paragonimus kellicotti, predominantly causes disease in carnivorous and omnivorous animals but may cause human… 

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