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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Scientific Literature

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

Treatment Failure after Multiple Courses of Triclabendazole among Patients with Fascioliasis in Cusco, Peru: A Case Series.
 

Author(s): Miguel M Cabada, Martha Lopez, Maria Cruz, Jennifer R Delgado, Virginia Hill, A Clinton White

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Triclabendazole is reported to be highly effective in treatment of human fascioliasis. We present 7 of 19 selected cases of human fascioliasis referred to our center in the Cusco region of Peru that failed to respond to triclabendazole. These were mostly symptomatic adults of both ...

Last Updated: 26 Jan 2016

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Diagnosis of human fascioliasis in Arusha region, northern Tanzania by microscopy and clinical manifestations in patients.
 

Author(s): Abdul-Hamid Settenda Lukambagire, Deborah N Mchaile, Mramba Nyindo

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Human fascioliasis (HF) is a zoonotic disease that has been identified in many countries worldwide. This report concerns the identification and clinical management of cases of human fascioliasis in the suburbs of Arusha city, northern Tanzania in 2013. Fascioliasis is included among ...

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2015

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Familial Trichostrongylus Infection Misdiagnosed as Acute Fascioliasis.
 

Author(s): Keyhan Ashrafi, Ali Tahbaz, Meysam Sharifdini, Santiago Mas-Coma

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2015 Oct;21(10):1869-70.

 

Last Updated: 25 Sep 2015

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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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