Otitis media and a neck lump - Current diagnostic challenges for Paragonimus-like trematode infections

Schuster, H., Agada, F.O., Anderson, A.R., Jackson, R.S., Blair, David, McGann, H., and Kelly, G, (2007) Otitis media and a neck lump - Current diagnostic challenges for Paragonimus-like trematode infections. Journal of Infection, 54 (2). pp. 103-106.

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Abstract

A 29 year-old Nigerian studying in the UK presented with a neck lump and otitis media. Paragonimus-like trematode eggs were found in the neck lump aspirate. Morphologically these eggs resembled Paragonimus uterobilateralis or Achillurbainia congolensis. We favoured the diagnosis of achillurbainiasis over extrapulmonary paragonimiasis on the basis of clinical features and because we could not amplify DNA sequences using PCR primers specific for Paragonimus species. We discuss current diagnostic challenges for this rare parasitic infection.

Item ID: 2921
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Paragonimus; otitis media; cystic neck lump
ISSN: 1532-2742
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2009 04:12
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1108 Medical Microbiology > 110803 Medical Parasitology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920404 Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response) @ 100%
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