Human fascioliasis: A case of hyperinfection and an update for clinicians

Renzo Arauco, Nicola M. Zetola, Flor Calderon, Carlos Seas

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Fascioliasis is a foodborne trematode infection that affects patients worldwide causing both liver inflammation and biliary obstruction. In developed countries, the disease is rare but a number of focal outbreaks have been reported. Here, we report a case of human fascioliasis in which acute and chronic manifestations coexisted and discuss the newest evidence regarding pathogenesis, diagnostic approach, and treatment, with emphasis on strategies to control the incidence of this emergent disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-312
Number of pages8
JournalFoodborne Pathogens and Disease
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Animal Science and Zoology


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