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

Human Cases of Fascioliasis in Fujian Province, China.
 

Author(s): Lin Ai, Yu-Chun Cai, Yan Lu, Jia-Xu Chen, Shao-Hong Chen

Journal: Korean J. Parasitol.. 2017 Feb;55(1):55-60.

 

Fascioliasis is a foodborne zoonotic parasitic disease. We report 4 cases occurring in the same family, in whom diagnosis of acute fascioliasis was established after series of tests. One case was hospitalized with fever, eosinophilia, and hepatic lesions. MRI showed hypodense changes ...

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2017

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DNA multigene characterization of Fasciola hepatica and Lymnaea neotropica and its fascioliasis transmission capacity in Uruguay, with historical correlation, human report review and infection risk analysis.
 

Author(s): María Dolores Bargues, Valeria Gayo, Jaime Sanchis, Patricio Artigas, Messaoud Khoubbane, Soledad Birriel, Santiago Mas-Coma

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Fascioliasis is a pathogenic disease transmitted by lymnaeid snails and recently emerging in humans, in part due to effects of climate changes, anthropogenic environment modifications, import/export and movements of livestock. South America is the continent presenting more human fascioliasis ...

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2017

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A pediatric case of Fascioliasis with eosinophilic pneumonia.
 

Author(s): Gülsüm İclal Bayhan, Abdulsamet Batur, Ayşegül Taylan-Özkan, Kaan Demirören, Yunus Emre Beyhan

Journal: Turk. J. Pediatr.. 2016 ;58(1):109-112.

 

Fasciolia spp. are common trematode infestations worldwide. Fasciolia spp. may lead to hepatic diseases in the acute phase and may cause biliary diseases in the chronic phase. In addition, Fasciolia spp. may rarely cause extrahepatic signs and symptoms. The clinical manifestations ...

Last Updated: 6 Dec 2016

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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: 29 Sep 2015

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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: 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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