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Título : Asymptomatic Fasciola hepatica Infection presenting with Hypereosinophilia
Autor : Calvopiña Hinojosa, Segundo Manuel
G, Mabel
M, Greta
C, William
C, Maritza
R, Richard
S, Hiromu
Palabras clave : FASCIOLIASIS
Fecha de publicación : 2018
Editorial : [s.d.t.]
Citación : Calvopina, Manuel y otros (2018). Asymptomatic fasciola hepatica infection presenting with hypereosinophilia. Archives of Clinical Microbiology, 9(1:2): 1-4
Resumen : Background: Fascioliasis is a worldwide zoonosis caused by trematodes Standard and Standard The clinical signs, symptoms and laboratory tests are related to acute, latent or chronic phase of infection. Usually it is characterized by fever, abdominal pain, hepatosplenomegaly, high leukocyte count, vague gastrointestinal disturbances, biliary obstruction with intermittent jaundice, and eosinophilia. Methods and findings: A 7-year-old girl from a rural Andean area of Ecuador presented with a persistent hypereosinophilia. Leukocyte count was 35,200 mm3, with 60% eosinophilia. Anamnesis and physical examination did not reveal any signs or symptoms of infection. Ova, characteristic of Standardwere observed in the patient’s stool by direct microscopic examination and confirmed to be Standard Standard by the sequence analysis of the PCR amplicons of the second internal transcribed spacer (ITS2) gene. Abdominal ultrasonography showed a liver of normal shape, size and location with no dilation of the intra or extrahepatic biliary tract. The patient was successfully treated with triclabendazole, 10 mg/kg for two consecutive days. Conclusions: Clinicians and lab technicians working in endemic and non-endemic areas for fascioliasis should consider the possibility of this parasitic infection in clinically asymptomatic patients with persistent eosinophilia in order to avoid erroneous diagnosis and therapeutic interventions.
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