Case Reports in Clinical Practice 2016. 1(2):43-47.

A 6 year old girl with abdominal pain and hepatomegaly; Fasciloa Hepatica with an unusual presentation
Fatemeh Farahmand, Ruhollah Edalatkhah, Behdad Gharib, Sara Memairan, Hojjatollah Jafari-Fesharaki

Abstract


We present a girl afflicted by Fasciola hepatica who was firstly considered to have other causes of jaundice and abdominal pain;however, she had eosinophilia. The clinicians initially ruled out the possibility parasitic infection via having one negative stool examination. According to the epidemiologic characteristics of the region, the patient belonged to hypereosinophilia and hyper IgE; we repeated the stool exam 3 times and the experienced parasitologist confirmed the diagnosis.

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fasciola hepatica; hypereosinophilia; hepatomegaly; jaundice; abdominal pain

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