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Parasitic infections of the lung: a guide for the respiratory physician.

Kunst, H and Mack, D and Kon, O M and Banerjee, A K and Chiodini, P and Grant, A (2011) Parasitic infections of the lung: a guide for the respiratory physician. Thorax, 66 (6). pp. 528-36. ISSN 1468-3296. This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk by using their HEFT Athens login Ids

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Official URL: http://thorax.bmj.com/content/66/6/528.long

Abstract

Parasitic infections of the lung occur worldwide among both immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients and may affect the respiratory system in a variety of ways. This review provides an update on the presenting symptoms, signs, investigation and management of diseases affecting the lung caused by protozoa, nematodes and trematodes. The clinical presentations and radiographic findings of several of these diseases may mimic tuberculosis and malignancy. It is important to consider parasitic infections in the differential diagnosis of such lung diseases. If identified early, most parasitic diseases that affect the lung are curable with medical or surgical treatments.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk by using their HEFT Athens login Ids
Subjects: WF Respiratory system. Respiratory medicine
Divisions: Planned IP Care > Respiratory Medicine
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Depositing User: Mr Philip O'Reilly
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2014 15:06
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2014 15:06
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/364

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