Case Report: Hepatic Mass Caused by Fasciola Hepatica: A Tricky Differential Diagnosis


YILMAZ B. , KÖKLÜ S. , Gedikoglu G.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, vol.89, no.6, pp.1212-1213, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 89 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.4269/ajtmh.13-0085
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1212-1213

Abstract

Fascioliasis is a zoonotic infestation caused by the trematode fasciola hepatica. It presents a wide spectrum of clinical pictures ranging from fever and eosinophilia to ambiguous gastrointestinal symptoms in the acute phase. However, it may often be overlooked, especially in the acute phase, because of uncertain symptoms. Fasciola hepatica can have an initial presentation similar to the presentation of malignancy. Here, we report a case of a hepatic mass caused by fasciola hepatica.