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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 780

Sparganosis in patient with lymphoma

1 Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, China; Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Serbia; Joseph Ayobabalola University, Nigeria

Date of Web Publication14-Oct-2014

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Somsri Wiwanitkit
Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok Thailand

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.139149

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Sparganosis in patient with lymphoma. J Can Res Ther 2014;10:780

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Sparganosis in patient with lymphoma. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Jan 28];10:780. Available from: http://www.cancerjournal.net/text.asp?2014/10/3/780/139149


The recent article on "Sparganosis in patient with lymphoma" is very interesting. [1] Roh et al. concluded that "immunosuppression might affect the onset and the exacerbation of the disease". [1] In fact, sparganosis is an uncommon tissue parasitic infestation that is sporadically reported. This infestation is relating to some specific risk behaviors including history of eating frog or snake meat, and two had a history of using frog or snake meat as a poultice. [2] There has never been confirmation that immunosuppression increases the risk of this tissue parasitic infestation. In an animal model study, the role of lymphocyte in immune response to sparganosis is not confirmed. [3] Finding of sparganosis in a cancerous patient might be an accidental finding. Nevertheless, an important message from the present case is that sparganosis not only mimics cancer but also can copresent with cancer. [1]

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Roh SY, Lee JY, Park KW, Jung SN. Sparganosis in a patient with diffuse large B cell lymphoma. J Cancer Res Ther 2013;9:712-4.  Back to cited text no. 1
Wiwanitkit V. A review of human sparganosis in Thailand. Int J Infect Dis 2005;9:312-6.  Back to cited text no. 2
Kim HR, Lee SM, Won JW, Lim W, Moon BI, Yang HJ, et al. Functional changes in regulatory T cells during an experimental infection with sparganum (plerocercofid of Spirometramansoni). Immunology 2013;138:57-67.  Back to cited text no. 3


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