Pathological and Parasitological Aspects of the first Autochthonous Case of Human Paragonimiasis in Venezuela

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  • Instituto de Medicina Tropical e Instituto de Anatomía Patológica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Central de Venezuela

A worm found in histopathologic sections of a lung piece of a young Venezuelan male was identified as a Paragonimus sp. Definitive identification of the species was not possible since only a deteriorated segment of the worm was recovered, nevertheless comparison with other known species is discussed. This is the first report of an indigenous case of human paragonimiasis in Venezuela.

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