Toxocariasis suspected of having infiltrated directly from the liver to the lung through the diaphragm

Masaki Kakimoto, Masayuki Murata, Fujiko Mitsumoto-Kaseida, Eiichi Ogawa, Yuji Matsumoto, Akira Kusaga, Kazuhiro Toyoda, Takeo Hayashi, Kazuya Ura, Keishi Kanno, Norihiro Furusyo, Susumu Tazuma

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Abstract

A 37-year-old woman presented to our hospital with mild abdominal pain experienced for 2 months and hepatic nodules in segments 3 and 8. Peripheral blood eosinophilia was observed, and toxocariasis was serologically diagnosed. Seventeen days after the first imaging evaluation, a new lesion was found in segment 9 of the right lung, which was contiguous through the diaphragm to the hepatic nodule in segment 8. After treatment with albendazole, the liver and lung nodules disappeared. We suspect that larvae had directly invaded the lung from the liver, through the diaphragm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2737-2741
Number of pages5
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume58
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine

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