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LSUHSC research identifies new risk factors for parasitic infection
Date:7/9/2013

d night sweats, mimicking tuberculosis, to bloody cough, pleurisy, and pneumonia. It can cause headaches, seizures, stiff neck, and loss of vision. It can also result in death.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration now advise cooking or boiling crawfish to reach an internal temperature of 145 F. before eating. Other prevention strategies include frequent hand-washing when preparing crustaceans, avoiding contamination of utensils and serving platters, as well as cooking crustaceans to the recommended temperature of 145F.

New laboratory and other diagnostic tests can confirm infection with Paragonimus parasites, and there is effective treatment available.

"Doctors should consider this infection in vacationers and weekenders returning from areas of the US where the parasite is endemic and ask about raw or undercooked crawfish in all patients with unexplained fever, cough, high white blood cell count, and fluid around the lungs," notes Dr. Diaz, who is also an assistant professor of Family Medicine at the LSUHSC School of Medicine. "Even without microscopic evidence, any patient with a positive history of raw or undercooked freshwater Asian crab or native crawfish and clinical symptoms should be evaluated and treated to prevent serious complications."


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Contact: Leslie Capo
lcapo@lsuhsc.edu
504-568-4806
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
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