|LETTER TO THE EDITOR
|Year : 2014 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 780
Sparganosis in patient with lymphoma
Somsri Wiwanitkit1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2
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 Publication||14-Oct-2014|
Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok Thailand
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Sparganosis in patient with lymphoma. J Can Res Ther 2014;10:780
The recent article on "Sparganosis in patient with lymphoma" is very interesting.  Roh et al. concluded that "immunosuppression might affect the onset and the exacerbation of the disease".  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.  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.  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. 
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