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Chylothorax Caused by Paragonimus westermani in a Native CalifornianChylothorax From Paragonimiasis

Robert S. Wright, MD, FCCP; Marian Jean, BS; Karen Rochelle, BA; David Fisk, MD
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From the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (Dr Wright), Los Angeles; Santa Barbara Pulmonary Consultants (Dr Wright), Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (Mss Jean and Rochelle), Santa Barbara; and USC School of Medicine (Dr Fisk), Sansum Clinic, Santa Barbara, CA.

Correspondence to: Robert S. Wright, MD, FCCP, Santa Barbara Pulmonary Consultants, 2403 Castillo St, Ste 206, Santa Barbara, CA; e-mail: rwright@sblung.com


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© 2011 American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 2011;140(4):1064-1066. doi:10.1378/chest.10-2168
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Paragonimiasis is a parasitic infection endemic in Asia but uncommon in the United States. It presents most frequently with cough and hemoptysis. Pleural effusions are common and can manifest occasionally as a pseudochylothorax, but a true chylothorax has, to our knowledge, never been reported. We report a case of a chylothorax from infection with Paragonimus westermani. The case is also unique because it occurred in a native Californian who had not traveled to Asia and was infected by eating raw crabs at a local sushi restaurant. The freshwater crabs had been imported from Asia.

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