ACG Case Rep J 2021 Jul 21;8(7):e00630. Epub 2021 Jul 21.
Gastroenterology Department, School of Medicine, University of Passo Fundo, Passo Fundo, RS, Brazil.
Gastroenterol Hepatol 2021 Oct 8. Epub 2021 Oct 8.
Ass. Prof. Yuzuncu Yıl University Faculty Of Medicine Department Of Radiology, Turkey. Electronic address:
Purpose: In this study, we aimed to evaluate the computed tomography (CT) findings of Fasciola hepatica infestations on initial and follow-up imagings after treatment, and also to describe the role of CT during diagnosis.Methods: In this retrospective study, patients with a diagnosis of fascioliasis by clinical and laboratory examination who underwent initial and follow-up contrast-enhanced abdominal CT scans after treatment (a single oral dose of 10 mg/kg Triclabendazole) were included. The CT scans were evaluated regarding liver and spleen sizes, portal and splenic vein diameters, involved hepatic segment numbers and involvement patterns, the presence of focal perihepatic hyperdensity, gallbladder wall thickening, dilatation of the intrahepatic biliary tract, periportal-right subdiaphragmatic lymphadenopathy, hepatic subcapsular and intra-abdominal bleeding, and perihepatic/intraabdominal free fluid. Read More
Iran J Public Health 2021 Jan;50(1):215-216
Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.
BMC Vet Res 2021 Jun 10;17(1):215. Epub 2021 Jun 10.
University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, D04W6F6, Ireland.
Background: The popularity of new world camelids, particularly alpacas, is growing rapidly in Ireland, presenting a clinical challenge to veterinary practitioners who may not have worked with these species previously. To the authors' knowledge, the clinical course of a case of acute fasciolosis in an alpaca has not previously been reported, and fasciolosis has not been reported at all in alpacas in Ireland, making this case report a valuable addition to the current literature.Case Presentation: A three-year-old male castrated huacaya alpaca was admitted to UCD Veterinary Hospital with a two-day history of colic and tenesmus. Read More
Clin J Gastroenterol 2021 Apr 20;14(2):662-667. Epub 2021 Jan 20.
Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Maidashi 3-1-1, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, 812-8582, Japan.
Fascioliasis is a parasitic infestation caused by the digenetic trematodes Fasciola hepatica and F. gigantica. It is not commonly seen in developed countries, so diagnosis there is always difficult as a result of confusion with other hepatic or biliary disorders. Read More