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A case of hepatic fasciolosis presented with prolonged Fever in southern iran.

Sanaei Dashti A, Nasimfar A, Showraki A, Gerami-Zadeh B - Iran. J. Public Health (2015)

Bottom Line: Human fasciolosis is deemed as an emerging/re-emerging infection, hence making it an important human parasitic disease.In contrast to northern parts of Iran, human cases of fasciolosis in southern Iran are rare and sporadic.Our report could suggest that there might be new foci emerging in the region, which indicates the need for further investigations.

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Affiliation: Alborzi Clinical Microbiology Center, Namazi Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

ABSTRACT

Background: Human fasciolosis is deemed as an emerging/re-emerging infection, hence making it an important human parasitic disease. In contrast to northern parts of Iran, human cases of fasciolosis in southern Iran are rare and sporadic. We report a sporadic case of fasciolosis in southern Iran (Fars Province) who presented with prolonged fever. Our report could suggest that there might be new foci emerging in the region, which indicates the need for further investigations.

No MeSH data available.


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Abdomino-Pelvic CT scan (axial view) revealing multiple hypo-dense areas in the liver
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Figure 1: Abdomino-Pelvic CT scan (axial view) revealing multiple hypo-dense areas in the liver

Mentions: Subsequent investigation by abdomino-pelvic CT scan revealed multiple hypo dense areas in the liver (especially in the liver periphery, Fig. 1). Liver needle biopsy was taken from these lesions, which showed marked portal eosinophilic infiltration (Fig. 2). Due to the patient marked eosinophilia, there was a great suspicion toward parasitosis. However, multiple stool exams (both wet and concentrated smears) for detection of pathogenic parasites were negative. In accordance with of our high index of suspicion toward a parasitic cause and considering some sporadic reports of fasciolosis in southern Iran, we ultimately performed a serological test (Indirect ELISA test) for Fasciola hepatica (positive result).


A case of hepatic fasciolosis presented with prolonged Fever in southern iran.

Sanaei Dashti A, Nasimfar A, Showraki A, Gerami-Zadeh B - Iran. J. Public Health (2015)

Abdomino-Pelvic CT scan (axial view) revealing multiple hypo-dense areas in the liver
© Copyright Policy
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4401888&req=5

Figure 1: Abdomino-Pelvic CT scan (axial view) revealing multiple hypo-dense areas in the liver
Mentions: Subsequent investigation by abdomino-pelvic CT scan revealed multiple hypo dense areas in the liver (especially in the liver periphery, Fig. 1). Liver needle biopsy was taken from these lesions, which showed marked portal eosinophilic infiltration (Fig. 2). Due to the patient marked eosinophilia, there was a great suspicion toward parasitosis. However, multiple stool exams (both wet and concentrated smears) for detection of pathogenic parasites were negative. In accordance with of our high index of suspicion toward a parasitic cause and considering some sporadic reports of fasciolosis in southern Iran, we ultimately performed a serological test (Indirect ELISA test) for Fasciola hepatica (positive result).

Bottom Line: Human fasciolosis is deemed as an emerging/re-emerging infection, hence making it an important human parasitic disease.In contrast to northern parts of Iran, human cases of fasciolosis in southern Iran are rare and sporadic.Our report could suggest that there might be new foci emerging in the region, which indicates the need for further investigations.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Alborzi Clinical Microbiology Center, Namazi Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

ABSTRACT

Background: Human fasciolosis is deemed as an emerging/re-emerging infection, hence making it an important human parasitic disease. In contrast to northern parts of Iran, human cases of fasciolosis in southern Iran are rare and sporadic. We report a sporadic case of fasciolosis in southern Iran (Fars Province) who presented with prolonged fever. Our report could suggest that there might be new foci emerging in the region, which indicates the need for further investigations.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus