Volume 39 No 2  Cover Story

Active form of Paragonimus westermani : Paragenimiasis is a benign lung disease caused by trematodes of genus Paragonimus. Brain involvement is relatively common and it causes epilepsy, hemiparesis or other neurological dificit. Paragonimiasis of brain was a common cause of epilepsy in Korea, however, paragonimiasis itself was well controlled by improvement of hygiene and medication.