The trematodes Fasciola hepatica also known as the common liver fluke or the sheep liver fluke and Fasciola gigantica are large liver flukes F. Although F. These forms usually have intermediate morphologic characteristics e. Further research into the nature and origin of these forms is ongoing.

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Distomatosis caused by Fasciola hepatica is fairly common in France. It is due to the ingestion of contaminated watercress or wild dandelions. Fever is frequent. Jaundice and liver pain are inconstant. The disease is often revealed by an isolated eosinophilia. The diagnosis is confirmed by the finding of eggs in the stools or by serological tests.

Numerous other flukes may infect people living overseas and particularly in South-East Asia. Clonorchis sinensis and other Opisthorchidae are responsible for distomatosis of the liver and digestive tract. Several types of intestinal distomatosis may also be acquired. Paragonimiasis a pulmonary fluke is particularly frequent in that part of the world. The diagnosis rests on the finding of eggs in the stools digestive tract distomatosis or in the airways paragonimiasis or on serological tests.

The prognosis has been improved by treatment with praziquantel, a drug which in most cases stops the development of the disease within a few days. This site needs JavaScript to work properly. Please enable it to take advantage of the complete set of features!

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Abstract Distomatosis caused by Fasciola hepatica is fairly common in France. Similar articles Trematode infections. Opisthorchiasis, clonorchiasis, fascioliasis, and paragonimiasis. Harinasuta T, et al. Infect Dis Clin North Am. PMID: Review. Moreau JA, et al. Gastroenterol Clin Biol. Queneau PE, et al. PMID: French. Human fascioliasis. Saba R, et al. Clin Microbiol Infect. PMID: Carrada-Bravo T. Rev Gastroenterol Mex. Show more similar articles See all similar articles.

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We'd like to understand how you use our websites in order to improve them. Register your interest. The fascioliasis induced by Fasciola hepatica is a syndrome which has still not been fully clarified in this country, though the different peninsular regions are suitable for completion of the life cycle of the worm; infested animals may found throughout these regions and in almost all of them human fascioliasis has been diagnosed, with the greatest incidence in the Basque Country, Navarra and La-Rioja. This greater appearance is probably related to the dietary habits in those areas, since the consumption of water cress is undoubtedly the principal source of contamination and is entirely responsible for the rest of the epidemiology of the diseases in humans.



We'd like to understand how you use our websites in order to improve them. Register your interest. Sixteen human cases of Fasciola hepatica infection are described. The liver was involved in 13 cases, the gall bladder in 9 cases and the stomach in 2 cases. Lesions containing parasitic remnants or fluke eggs were rarely seen. Surface scarring of the liver, scar tracks and granulomas within organs were the most characteristic changes seen and were the most useful for the histopathological diagnosis of the disease. The associated liver, bile and gastric lesions are briefly discussed.



Fasciolosis is a parasitic worm infection caused by the common liver fluke Fasciola hepatica as well as by Fasciola gigantica. The disease is a plant-borne trematode zoonosis , [1] and is classified as a neglected tropical disease NTD. Up to half of those infected display no symptoms, [2] and diagnosis is difficult because the worm eggs are often missed in fecal examination. In case of a suspected outbreak it may be useful to keep track of dietary history, which is also useful for exclusion of differential diagnoses. Eggs appear in the feces first between 9—11 weeks post-infection.


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This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. This is a monographic record of cases of liver fluke disease in Cuba. After brief introductory items come three extensive chapters on human liver fluke disease in Cuba caused by Fasciola hepatica, the well known European sheep liver fluke now cosmopolitan in its distribution. These articles are reprinted from the periodical Vida nueva ; other material in this work is new. The parasites are common in Cuban cattle and the human cases described originated on the island. The first article covers two autochthonous cases of the parasite in man.

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