Fascioliasis imported to Norway


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Abstract

We report 3 cases of fascioliasis imported to Norway: a 24-y-old male Vietnamese immigrant and a 51-y-old female Vietnamese immigrant with acute fascioliasis, and a 2-y-old male Ethiopian adoptee with chronic fascioliasis. Diagnosis was confirmed by detection of specific antibodies to Fasciola hepatica in the 2 first cases and by demonstration of Fasciola hepatica eggs in stool samples in the latter case. Treatment with oral triclabendazole led to prompt cure in all 3 patients. Imported fascioliasis is rarely reported but should be suspected in patients with a travel history to endemic areas, abdominal symptoms and hypereosinophilia of the blood.

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