Parasitic infections of the lung: a guide for the respiratory physician.

@article{Kunst2011ParasiticIO,
  title={Parasitic infections of the lung: a guide for the respiratory physician.},
  author={Heike Kunst and Dietrich Mack and Onn Min Kon and Anindo K. Banerjee and Paolo Chiodini and Amy Grant},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2011},
  volume={66 6},
  pages={528-36}
}
Parasitic infections of the lung occur worldwide among both immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients and may affect the respiratory system in a variety of ways. This review provides an update on the presenting symptoms, signs, investigation and management of diseases affecting the lung caused by protozoa, nematodes and trematodes. The clinical presentations and radiographic findings of several of these diseases may mimic tuberculosis and malignancy. It is important to consider parasitic… CONTINUE READING
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