Letter to the Editor

Loeffler’s syndrome, pulmonary ascariasis, in Thailand, rare or under-reported?

Beuy Joob, Viroj Wiwanitkit


Sir, ascariasis is an important tropical round worm infestation.
This parasitic infestation is still prevalent in many countries.
Extraintestinal manifestation of ascariasis is not common and can
be misdiagnosed. An important extranintestinal manifestation is
pulmonary ascariasis. The disorder namely “Loeffler’s syndrome”,
which manifests as eosinophils accumulation in the lung as a
response to a parasitic infection, is an important concern in tropical
medicine (1).

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