BANYAT PRIJYANONDA, M.D.; SUNTHORN TANDHANAND, M.D.
The first clinical description of opisthorchiasis in Thailand was made by Prommas in 1927.1 Pradatsundarasar in 19502 recorded 31 instances of liver fluke infestation due to Opisthorchis viverrini observed between 1945 and 1949 in the Department of Pathology of the Siriraj Hospital. In 1952 and 1953 Sadun and Vajrasthira3, 4, 5 reported the prevalence of opisthorchiasis in the northeastern part of Thailand, and estimated that not less than 1,500,000 among the Thai population of 18,000,000 in 1952 harbored the parasite. Viranuvatti and Mettiyawongse in 19536 reported the concurrence of opisthorchiasis with carcinoma of the liver in two patients. In 1955
PRIJYANONDA B, TANDHANAND S. OPISTHORCHIASIS WITH PULMONARY INVOLVEMENT1. Ann Intern Med. ;54:795–799. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-4-795
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(4):795-799.
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