Paragonimiasis Treatment & Management

Updated: Jun 17, 2016
  • Author: Seth D Rosenbaum, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

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  • Antiparasitic therapy is the mainstay of paragonimiasis treatment.

  • Therapy may also be required for seizures caused by an inflammatory reaction to dying worms in the setting of cerebral paragonimiasis.

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Surgical Care

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  • Extrapulmonary lesions should be surgically excised.

  • An intraventricular shunt may be needed to manage hydrocephalus.

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Consultations

In addition to consultation with an infectious diseases specialist, the following may be helpful, depending on the particular manifestations of disease.

  • Pulmonologist

  • Neurologist

  • Surgeon

  • Neurosurgeon

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Activity

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  • Activity should be based on patient tolerance.

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