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 83 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Fascioliasis and brucellosis in same patient].
 

Author(s): Özcan Deveci, Emel Aslan, Alicem Tekin, Türkan Toka Özer, Recep Tekin, Fatma Bozkurt, Mehmet Guli Çetinçakmak

Journal: Turkiye Parazitol Derg. 2014 ;38(3):197-200.

 

Brucellosis is a zoonotic infectious disease that can affect many organs and systems and leads to very different clinical circumstances. Brucellosis is rare in association with various infectious agents. Fascioliasis is a zoonotic disease caused by Fasciola hepatica, popularly referred ...

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2014

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Development of two antibody detection enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays for serodiagnosis of human chronic fascioliasis.
 

Author(s): Kimberly Cabán-Hernández, José F Gaudier, Caleb Ruiz-Jiménez, Ana M Espino

Journal: J. Clin. Microbiol.. 2014 Mar;52(3):766-72.

 

Coprological examination based on egg detection in stool samples is currently used as the gold standard for the diagnosis of human fascioliasis. However, this method is not effective during the acute phase of the disease and has poor sensitivity during the chronic phase. Serodiagnosis ...

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2014

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Fascioliasis and intestinal parasitoses affecting schoolchildren in Atlixco, Puebla State, Mexico: epidemiology and treatment with nitazoxanide.
 

Author(s): José Lino Zumaquero-Ríos, Jorge Sarracent-Pérez, Raúl Rojas-García, Lázara Rojas-Rivero, Yaneth Martínez-Tovilla, María Adela Valero, Santiago Mas-Coma

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The Atlixco municipality, Puebla State, at a mean altitude of 1840 m, was selected for a study of Fasciola hepatica infection in schoolchildren in Mexico. This area presents permanent water collections continuously receiving thaw water from Popocatepetl volcano (5426 m altitude) through ...

Last Updated: 26 Nov 2013

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The terms "Fascioliasis" returned 6 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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: 8 May 2012

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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 ...

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2011

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[Human and animal fascioliasis in Peru: impact in the economy of endemic zones].
 

Author(s): José R Espinoza, Angélica Terashima, Patricia Herrera-Velit, Luis A Marcos

Journal: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica. ;27(4):604-12.

 

Fasciola hepatica is the causative agent of fasciolosis in Peru; the disease is an important public health problem by the high prevalence of the human infection affecting mainly children and a major veterinary problem by the high rates of infected livestock. The human disease is endemic ...

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2011

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