Uncommon complications of human fascioliasis in Alexandria.

L. M. Abou Basha, G. A. Fadali, B. M. Nour, M. S. Abdalla

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Fascioliasis is becoming more frequently discovered among citizens of Alexandria. The main presenting clinical manifestations including hepatic pain, colics, fever, anorexia, discomfort with meals and hepatomegaly. We select here 4 cases with unusual presentation from patient's record of the last year: one case developed liver abscess due to F. hepatica infection. Two cases were encountered during cholecystectomy in patients suffering from cholecystitis with cholelithiasis; in one of them the gall bladder had ruptured and the patient developed an abscess in the liver related to the gall bladder bed. In both cases F. hepatica worms were found in the bile duct. The fourth case presented with acalcular cholecystitis with empyema of the gall bladder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)743-749
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1989


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