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Finding of Biliary Fascioliasis by Endoscopic Ultrasonography in a Patient with Eosinophilic Liver Abscess.
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PMID:  25473389     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Fascioliasis is an endemic zoonotic disease in Iran. It occurs mainly in sheep-rearing areas of temperate climates, but sporadic cases have been reported from many other parts of the world. The usual definitive host is the sheep. Humans are accidental hosts in the life cycle of Fasciola. Typical symptoms may be associated with fascioliasis, but in some cases diagnosis and treatment may be preceded by a long period of abdominal pain and vague gastrointestinal symptoms. We report a case with epigastric and upper quadrant abdominal pain for the last 6 months, with imaging suggesting liver abscess and normal biliary ducts. The patient had no eosinophilia with negative stool examinations, so she was initially treated with antibiotics for liver abscess. Her clinical condition as well as follow-up imagings showed appropriate response after antibiotic therapy. Finally, endoscopic ultrasonography revealed Fasciola hepatica, which was then extracted with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.
Catherine Behzad; Farhad Lahmi; Majid Iranshahi; Amir Houshang Mohammad Alizadeh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-10-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in gastroenterology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1662-0631     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Gastroenterol     Publication Date:  2014 9 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-5    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101474819     Medline TA:  Case Rep Gastroenterol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  310-318     Citation Subset:  -    
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