An Uncommon Liver Mass and Hypereosinophilia: Acute Fascioliasis

2013 Journal of Medical Cases  
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
more » ... ascioliasis 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.
doi:10.4021/jmc1534w fatcat:3nbopj67ajgq3fzmihct3ibije