Paragonimiasis in a Child from Assam, India DD06-DD07
Dr. Jashbeer S. Roy,
Department of Microbiology, 2nd Floor, Basic Science Building, Assam Medical College & Hospital,
Dibrugarh, Assam-786002, India.
Paragonimiasis or lung fluke infection is one of the neglected tropical parasitic disease which is found worldwide. Several endemic foci have been discovered in the Northeast India. Pulmonary paragonimiasis presenting with haemoptysis is generally mistaken for pulmonary tuberculosis. Herein, we present a case of pulmonary paragonimiasis, which initially presented with haemoptysis and remained undiagnosed for two years. The patient was treated with Praziquantel 25mg/kg thrice daily for two days along with the supportive care. Subsequently, on follow up after three months the patient had improved with no fever and cough.