PULMONARY ASCARIASIS AND HOOKWORM INFESTATION IN A PATIENT WITH SUPPURATIVE LUNG DISEASE (EMPYEMA THORACIS): A CASE REPORT
O T Ehondor, Dr
Department of Medicine, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, PMB 1111, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
C A Efobi, Dr
Department of Surgery, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, PMB 1111, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
O J Omiunu, Dr
Department of Medicine, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, PMB 1111, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
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Keywords

Ascaris
Hookworm
Empyema Thoracis

How to Cite

Ehondor, O., Efobi, C., & Omiunu, O. (2018). PULMONARY ASCARIASIS AND HOOKWORM INFESTATION IN A PATIENT WITH SUPPURATIVE LUNG DISEASE (EMPYEMA THORACIS): A CASE REPORT. ANNALS OF MEDICAL AND SURGICAL PRACTICE, 3(2), 105-108. Retrieved from https://edonmajournal.com/index.php/AMSP/article/view/86
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Abstract

There is limited data on parasitic lung diseases as they are often missed or misdiagnosed as tuberculosis or lung malignancies and hence a high index of suspicion is needed to make a diagnosis. We report a case of Ascaris and Hookworm lung infestations with empyema thoracis in a 63 year old Farmer who was thought to have pulmonary tuberculosis

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