Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
CASE REPORTS
Toxocariasis Suspected of Having Infiltrated Directly from the Liver to the Lung through the Diaphragm
Masaki KakimotoMasayuki MurataFujiko Mitsumoto-KaseidaEiichi OgawaYuji MatsumotoAkira KusagaKazuhiro ToyodaTakeo HayashiKazuya UraKeishi KannoNorihiro FurusyoSusumu Tazuma
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2019 Volume 58 Issue 18 Pages 2737-2741

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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.

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