Fasciolopsiasis

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Background

  • Caused by the trematode Fasciolopsis buski, the largest intestinal fluke of humans
  • Found in Asia and the Indian subcontinent, especially in areas where humans raise pigs and consume freshwater plants

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Evaluation

  • Workup for alternative causes of symptoms and complications
  • Definitive diagnosis made by visual examination of fluke in stool or emesis

Management

Disposition

  • Dependent on severity, most can likely be discharged

See Also

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Authors:

Claire