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

Efficacy and tolerability of two single-day regimens of triclabendazole for fascioliasis in Peruvian children.
 

Author(s): Vicente Maco, Luis Marcos, Jaime Delgado, Julio Herrera, José Nestares, Angelica Terashima, Frine Samalvides, Eduardo Gotuzzo

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;48(4):445-53.

 

The therapeutic scheme of triclabendazole (TCBZ), the recommended anthelmintic against Fasciola hepatica , involves 10mg/kg of body weight administered in a single dose; however, clinical trials in children are scarce. We evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of 2 schemes of TCBZ.

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2015

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Seroprevalence of human fascioliasis in Van province, Turkey.
 

Author(s): Zeynep Taş Cengiz, Hasan Yılmaz, Ahmet Cumhur Dülger, Hayrettin Akdeniz, Mustafa Kasım Karahocagil, Mutalip Çiçek

Journal: Turk J Gastroenterol. 2015 May;26(3):259-62.

 

Fasciola hepatica is a rare zoonotic parasite that infects the liver of many mammals including humans. The aim of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of fascioliasis in Van province by ELISA (antibody detection) on the assumption that not all cases could be detected by ...

Last Updated: 26 May 2015

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Sonographic findings of hepatobiliary fascioliasis accompanied by extrahepatic expansion and ectopic lesions.
 

Author(s): Memik Teke, Hakan Önder, Mutalip Çiçek, Cihad Hamidi, Cemil Göya, Mehmet Güli Çetinçakmak, Salih Hattapoğlu, Burak Veli Ülger

Journal: J Ultrasound Med. 2014 Dec;33(12):2105-11.

 

The aim of the study was to describe the sonographic findings of hepatobiliary fascioliasis with extrahepatic expansion and ectopic lesions.

Last Updated: 26 Nov 2014

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The terms "Fascioliasis" returned 7 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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