An Uncommon Liver Mass and Hypereosinophilia: Acute Fascioliasis

Banu Demet Ozel, Ahmet Yagbasan, Ahmet Karaman

Abstract


Fascioliasis is a zoonotic disease caused by the trematode Fasciola hepatica, a liver fluke. Its usual hosts are sheep and cattle, in which it causes a disease of economic importance. Humans are accidental hosts who become infected after eating uncooked aquatic plants on which encysted organisms are present. In Turkey, clinical cases are seen in sporadic and it is difficult to recognize them; there might be delays in diagnosis and therapy. By scanning the literature, it is understood that most fascioliasis cases have been diagnosed in the biliary phase (chronic phase). Here, we presented a case of acute fascioliasis with hypereosinophilia that had mass in liver. The patient was successfully treated with triclabendazole, 10 mg/kg/day for single oral dose.




J Med Cases. 2013;4(12):785-788
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/jmc1534w

Keywords


Fasciola hepatica; Hypereosinophilia; Liver mass; Triclabendazole

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