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The variable presentations and broadening geographic distribution of hepatic fascioliasis.
Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Jun; 10(6):598-602.CG

Abstract

We report 2 unrelated cases of hepatic fascioliasis in travelers returning to the United States from Africa and the Middle East. The first case presented with acute infection. Prominent clinical features included abdominal pain, elevated liver transaminases, serpiginous hepatic lesions, pericapsular hematoma, and marked peripheral eosinophilia. The second case was diagnosed in the chronic stage of infection and presented with right upper quadrant abdominal pain, cystic hepatic lesions, and an adult fluke in the common bile duct. We review the life cycle of Fasciola species, the corresponding clinical features during the stages of human infection, diagnostic methods, and the evolving understanding of the epidemiology of human fascioliasis, particularly emphasizing fascioliasis in African countries.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA. sarah.rowan@ucdenver.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22373727

Citation

Rowan, Sarah E., et al. "The Variable Presentations and Broadening Geographic Distribution of Hepatic Fascioliasis." Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology : the Official Clinical Practice Journal of the American Gastroenterological Association, vol. 10, no. 6, 2012, pp. 598-602.
Rowan SE, Levi ME, Youngwerth JM, et al. The variable presentations and broadening geographic distribution of hepatic fascioliasis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012;10(6):598-602.
Rowan, S. E., Levi, M. E., Youngwerth, J. M., Brauer, B., Everson, G. T., & Johnson, S. C. (2012). The variable presentations and broadening geographic distribution of hepatic fascioliasis. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology : the Official Clinical Practice Journal of the American Gastroenterological Association, 10(6), 598-602. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cgh.2012.02.013
Rowan SE, et al. The Variable Presentations and Broadening Geographic Distribution of Hepatic Fascioliasis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012;10(6):598-602. PubMed PMID: 22373727.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The variable presentations and broadening geographic distribution of hepatic fascioliasis. AU - Rowan,Sarah E, AU - Levi,Marilyn E, AU - Youngwerth,Jean M, AU - Brauer,Brian, AU - Everson,Gregory T, AU - Johnson,Steven C, Y1 - 2012/02/25/ PY - 2011/12/14/received PY - 2012/02/06/revised PY - 2012/02/14/accepted PY - 2012/3/1/entrez PY - 2012/3/1/pubmed PY - 2012/9/20/medline SP - 598 EP - 602 JF - Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association JO - Clin. Gastroenterol. Hepatol. VL - 10 IS - 6 N2 - We report 2 unrelated cases of hepatic fascioliasis in travelers returning to the United States from Africa and the Middle East. The first case presented with acute infection. Prominent clinical features included abdominal pain, elevated liver transaminases, serpiginous hepatic lesions, pericapsular hematoma, and marked peripheral eosinophilia. The second case was diagnosed in the chronic stage of infection and presented with right upper quadrant abdominal pain, cystic hepatic lesions, and an adult fluke in the common bile duct. We review the life cycle of Fasciola species, the corresponding clinical features during the stages of human infection, diagnostic methods, and the evolving understanding of the epidemiology of human fascioliasis, particularly emphasizing fascioliasis in African countries. SN - 1542-7714 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22373727/full_citation L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1542-3565(12)00216-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -