Fasciola hepatica infestation as a very rare cause of extrahepatic cholestasis


Dobrucali A. , Yigitbasi R., Erzin Y., Sunamak O., Polat E., Yakar H.

WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, cilt.10, ss.3076-3077, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 20
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i20.3076
  • Dergi Adı: WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3076-3077

Özet

Fasciola hepatica, an endemic parasite in Turkey, is still a very rare cause of cholestasis worldwide. Through ingestion of contaminated water plants like watercress, humans can become the definitive host of this parasite. Cholestatic symptoms may be sudden but in some cases they may be preceeded by a long period of fever, eosinophilia and vague gastrointestinal symptoms. We report a woman with cholangitis symptoms of sudden onset which was proved to be due to Fasciola hepatica infestation by an endoscopic retrograde cholangiography.

Fasciola hepatica, an endemic parasite in Turkey, is still a very rare cause of cholestasis worldwide. Through ingestion of contaminated water plants like watercress, humans can become the definitive host of this parasite. Cholestatic symptoms may be sudden but in some cases they may be preceeded by a long period of fever, eosinophilia and vague gastrointestinal symptoms. We report a woman with cholangitis symptoms of sudden onset which was proved to be due to Fasciola hepatica infestation by an endoscopic retrograde cholangiography.