Journal Article

Conservative Management of Biliary Obstruction Due to <i>Fasciola hepatica</i>

Michael Mannstadt, Andreas Sing, Lorenz Leitritz, Karine Brenner-Maucher and Johannes Bogner

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 31, issue 5, pages 1301-1303
Published in print November 2000 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online November 2000 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/317472
Conservative Management of Biliary Obstruction Due to Fasciola hepatica

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We report a case of temporary biliary obstruction due to fascioliasis. This case report shows that in Central Europe, fascioliasis is one of the differential diagnoses of abdominal pain, especially if it is associated with eosinophilia. Successful medical treatment is possible even with obstruction of the bile duct.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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