Volume 7, Issue 3 (Scientific Journal of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences-Autumn 2000)                   Avicenna J Clin Med 2000, 7(3): 0-0 | Back to browse issues page

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Fasciola hepatica is usually a parasite for herbivorouses  bile  ducts. This

    parasite can  affect  human via infected water and vegetables . Infection

    with this  parasite  can  cause   wide  broad  of  signs  & symptoms. Typical

    acute form is characterized by fever, abdominal pain and hepatomegaly

    and    chronic     form     characterized    by    extra    hepatic    obstruction

    manifestations.  This  case  is  a   27   years   old   woman   presented   with

    abdominal    pain   ,   icter  ,  itching   and  occasional  fever .  Laboratory.

    findings  showed  5% eosinophilic count.

         Ultrasonography   showed  obstructive  bile  ducts disease. In ERCP bile

    ducts (choledochal )   parasitic  disease    was   suggested.   Surgery   was

    performed and confirmed Fasciola hepatica.

Type of Study: Case Report | Subject: Other Clinical Specialties

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