Fascioliasis

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Fascioliasis

Fascioliasis is a parasitic infection caused by Fasciola hepatica, also known as the “common liver fluke” or the “sheep liver fluke”. People typically become infected from eating raw watercress, eating water plants contaminated with the parasite, or by drinking or using contaminated water. Fascioliasis is especially common in places where sheep or cattle are raised. In the early phase, symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain or tenderness. Fever, rash, and difficulty breathing can also occur during this stage. In the later stage, the symptoms continue and can also include inflammation of the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. Effective treatment is available to treat fascioliasis.

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The terms "Fascioliasis" returned 99 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

First case report of retroperitoneal metastasis of fascioliasis after surgery.
 

Author(s): Jun-Ke Wang, Wen-Jie Ma, Qiang Lu, Er-Liang Zheng, Qin Yang, Hai-Jie Hu, Fei Liu, Quan-Sheng Li, Fu-Yu Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(50):e9258.

 

Fascioliasis is a rare cause of liver abscesses, and its clinical course consists of hepatic phase and biliary phase.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Hepatic fascioliasis presenting with bile duct obstruction: a case report.
 

Author(s): Rachid Lefryekh, Ahmed Bensaad, Fatimazahra Bensardi, Khalid Elhattabi, Mounir Bouali, Bessam Daif, Abdelaziz Fadil, Zakaria Jaouhari, Tazi Hicham, Aziz Hamdani, Maha Soussi Abdalaoui

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Fascioliasis is a zoonotic infection caused by a liver trematode: fasciola hepatica; which commonly affects cattle and sheep, humans are accidental hosts. Several cases have been reported in the literature worldwide with a large geographical distribution. We present a case of bile ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Hepatic fascioliasis in Mashhad, Northeast Iran: first report.
 

Author(s): Alireza Badirzadeh, Sadaf Sabzevari

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;50(4):571-574.

 

Fascioliasis is a zoonotic disease caused by a leaf-like worm (fluke) called Fasciola. Herein, we present a case of human hepatic fascioliasis. A 57-year-old man was referred to the hospital for ambiguous gastrointestinal symptoms with suspected hemangioma. Hepatic fascioliasis was ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Fascioliasis" returned 8 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Fascioliasis: An Ongoing Zoonotic Trematode Infection.
 

Author(s): Mramba Nyindo, Abdul-Hamid Lukambagire

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2015 ;2015():786195.

 

Zoonotic trematode infections are an area of the neglected tropical diseases that have become of major interest to global and public health due to their associated morbidity. Human fascioliasis is a trematode zoonosis of interest in public health. It affects approximately 50 million ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Biliary fascioliasis--an uncommon cause of recurrent biliary colics: report of a case and brief review.
 

Author(s): Hesham Al Qurashi, Ibrahim Masoodi, Mohammad Al Sofiyani, Hisham Al Musharaf, Mohammed Shaqhan, Gamal Nasr Ahmed Abdel All

Journal: Ger Med Sci. 2012 ;10():Doc10.

 

Biliary parasitosis is one of the important causes of biliary obstruction in endemic areas, however due to migration and travel the disease is known to occur in non endemic zones as well. The spectrum of biliary fascioliasis ranges from recurrent biliary colics to acute cholangitis. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Human fascioliasis in Argentina: retrospective overview, critical analysis and baseline for future research.
 

Author(s): Roberto Mera y Sierra, Veronica H Agramunt, Pablo Cuervo, Santiago Mas-Coma

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In Argentina, human fascioliasis has never been adequately analysed, although having a physiography, climate, animal prevalences and lymnaeids similar to those of countries where the disease is endemic such as Bolivia, Peru and Chile. We performed a literature search identifying 58 ...

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