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Lung CT findings of angiostrongyliasis cantonensis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis

  • Yun Cui
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    Corresponding author. Department of Radiology, Beijing Yangfangdian Hospital, 1 Shuangbeizifen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100038, China.
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    Department of Radiology, Beijing Yangfangdian Hospital, 1 Shuangbeizifen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100038, China
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  • Ming Shen
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    Department of Radiology, Beijing Yangfangdian Hospital, 1 Shuangbeizifen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100038, China
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  • Shujing Meng
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    Department of Radiology, Beijing Yangfangdian Hospital, 1 Shuangbeizifen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100038, China
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      Abstract

      Angiostrongyliasis cantonensis is a parasitic disease caused by human infection with Angiostrongylus cantonensis. Fifteen cases were enrolled in our study. Chest CT scanning was performed with MSCT in all cases. The chest CT images demonstrated that pulmonary nodular lesions and ground-glass opacity lesions located in the subpleural area are the characteristic signs of the disease. With the development of the disease, ground-glass opacity lesions disappear and pleural indentation occurs.

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