Thoracic manifestations of tropical parasitic infections: A pictorial review

Santiago Martínez, C. Santiago Restrepo, Jorge A. Carrillo, Sonia L. Betancourt, Tomás Franquet, Claudia Varón, Paulina Ojeda, Ana Giménez

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Parasitic infections are distributed worldwide and affect hundreds of millions of individuals - primarily those living in endemic areas or in regions with a high rate of immigration from endemic areas - causing significant morbidity and mortality. A broad spectrum of parasitic infections (eg, amebiasis, malaria, trypanosomiasis, ascariasis, strongyloidiasis, dirofilariasis, cystic echinococcosis, schistosomiasis, paragonimiasis) frequently affect the lungs, mediastinum, and thoracic wall, manifesting with abnormal imaging findings that often make diagnosis challenging. Although most of these infections result in nonspecific abnormalities, familiarity with their imaging features as well as their epidemiologic, clinical, and physiopathologic characteristics may be helpful to the radiologist in formulating an adequate differential diagnosis.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)135-155
Número de páginas21
EstadoPublicada - ene. 2005
Publicado de forma externa


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